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Is it normal to have muscle strain for more than a month ?

Age:20 Normal physical. Used to be very active, then stopped for a few months. I strained my left calf muscle maybe a little over a month ago on the left side. However, I can still feel pressure in the spot where it strained. I know inactivity can cause bad muscle strains from little effort and long recovery, but is it normal for recovery to be this long? I want to start exercising again, but I don t want to do further damage to my calf. I also think that I have shin splints .
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jul 2011
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muscle strains can last long if its in a region which is constantly in use like in ur case calf. But u shud get a ligament injury ruled out since it too can cause such prolonged pain.Analgesics may giv u temporary relief but physiotherapy wil b the main treatment.u r right in delaying exercise since it may cause more harm.what u need is exact diagnosis n targeted muscle physiotherapy.
Answered: Fri, 22 Jul 2011
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