I was wondering if someone could give me some help and advice. I’m very active and do a lot of sport and exercise. Following training on Tuesday I helped bump start a car. About ten minutes later I felt a pain in my left calf which at first I thought was just a bit of cramp and two days on it’s still painful. It’s like a dull ache and is slightly swollen and has reduced my leg flexibility a little. It has a lump approx 1.5 cm in size about a third of the way down from my knee on the outside of the leg.
My question is this: Is this just a knotted muscle or do you think I have pulled / torn something? What would your advised treatment be? At the moment I am just icing it once a day and having an extremely painful leg massage once / twice a day. I have stopped exercising for the moment but do not want to be out of the game for more than a week if at all possible.
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