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muscle in lower leg felt like a rubber band snapping
An_227285 posted:
Not sure if I need to go see a Dr. or not but I can not put any real weight on my leg. I was bowling on the wii on my stride forward it felt like the muscle snapped in my lower leg. I have had the tendons in my hand and wrist pop before but it did not hurt afterwards. This hurts to the point that I can not walk without limping. What should I do?
Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
Anytime you can't put weight on a leg-it sounds like time to go to the doctor.
kega12 responded:
If that sound was audible, and I'm guessing it was, then you have most likely torn the muscle or tendon. I did the same thing last summer in the garden when I went to push off with a wheelbarrow full of stone. There was an audible "POP". I actually thought that someone had hit me in the calf with a rock. A trip to the emergency room confirmed the damage. Had to use crutches initially and then I wore a boot similiar to a ski boot. This helped tremendously, but I hate to tell you that it was at lesat 8 weeks before I was good to go for a lengthy walk again. I'd suggest a visit to your family doctor for sure. Good luck!
Sheryl1670 responded:
Thanks for the post and all the responses. The 'rubber band' just snapped in my calf. Now i know what to do, darn it!!
vickibe replied to Sheryl1670's response:
I had a similar injury in the last two days, although I did not HEAR anything, I just felt the snap. I have since had swelling in my calf, around my chin, and today it seems to have moved to my ankle. I have used ice as often as possible, along with ibuprophen. Does this sound familiar to anyone else who has experienced this type of injury?

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