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Calf strains

CHESTER, VA (WWBT) -

With football season starting you may be compelled to get out onto the field yourself. But weekend warriors often come down with aches and pains.

We have an example in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.

Our sports medicine expert, Dr. Larry Benson is treating calf strains.

This can include a sharp pain at the back of the lower leg usually after exercise or when suddenly starting  exercise

He tells us that stretching and proper hydration can help.

If your issues are not better within 14 days, see your physician.

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