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I injured my calf exercising 2 days ago. I can barely walk or move that leg. Could I have torn a ligament, tendon, or muscle?

Thank you for contacting IPFH. We do not diagnose conditions or provide medical advice on line. It is possible that you have injured a tendon or a muscle. Ligaments connect bones at joints, so a ligament injury is the least likely of the three. Your best bet would be to consult your primary care physician. He or she can either diagnose your injury or refer you to a specialist who can diagnose it. Meanwhile, you can learn more about possible causes of your calf pain at our article on the subject. And until you see a medical professional, it would be wise not to repeat the exercise you were doing and to give the calf some rest. We hope you will consult a physician, and that your pain will soon be resolved.

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