The calf (peroneal) muscle is composed of muscle fibres, which are under constant tension - known as the muscle tone. Physical activity can lead to a muscle overload; the maximum tension the muscle fibres are able to tolerate is exceeded and the fibres become “strained”. This overload of the muscle fibres often occurs also when the body is tired or dehydrated. Muscle fibres are greatly overloaded and additional stress further increases their tone. This situation results in the development of pain, blood clots due to a tear of the surrounding blood vessels, swelling and malfunction. For support
and prevention, you can use calf bandages.