My poor Mum (50, fit but not a runner) was walking the other day, and all of a sudden she felt this awful pain in her calf. Ultrasound in A&E confirmed she's torn her calf muscle (gastrocnemius, luckily soleus is still intact). She did it a week ago now, but is still horribly bruised and in a lot of pain. She can't sleep much because it is so uncomfortable.
Of course we're all being as positive as possible, but she's not taking to injury well (does anyone?!). She's the most stubborn person I know (worse than me!) and is determinedly walking about (with crutches) - but is very very depressed. I'm really worried about her.
I know this will be a long haul. Anyone got any stories (pref with happy endings!) of recovery from such an injury? How long did it take? Did you get physio? What was it like?
All comments gratefully received!
Thanks in advance,