Calf Muscle

Calf Muscle

Achilles tendon and calf muscles

The calf muscle is actually two muscles, the gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle. The soleus lies underneath the gastrocnemius.

The gastrocnemius is larger and is more at risk for strains, pulls, and tears.

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Current as ofNovember 29, 2017

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