I was nearing the end of a "fitness evaluation" in the Nike+ Kinect game yesterday afternoon when my left calf went pop.
I think it was like a pop.
Whatever it was or whatever it felt like, it put a quick end to the evaluation/workout. Worst feeling ever.
The best way I can describe it was like it was a really bad muscle cramp. I tried to massage it out and it seemed ok until I stood up, leg straight, and tried to put weight on the ball of my left foot.
Not gonna happen. Instant cramp-like feeling.
The rest of the day was spent on my ass, leg up, alternating hot and cold compresses.
My left calf doesn't look any different. Pretty much the same as my right. No obvious swelling. No bruising. I can move my foot in all directions without any difficulty. I can stand, knees slightly bent and squat without discomfort. No pain or discomfort while resting. No burning sensation. So I don't think it's torn or anything like that.
It's only when I try to walk and put weight on the ball of my foot that I get that tight cramping sensation in my calf.
I guess I'm now out of commission for a while.