Neoprene calf supports by Vulkan and Mueller are commonly used in the physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation of calf muscle injuries. A Neoprene calf support, with or without a Velcro strap helps injury prevention by providing warmth, support and compression to the injured area. This increases muscle temperature giving the muscle more extensibility and therefore less likely to pull.
A wraparound neoprene calf support or neoprene calf support sleeve also increases blood flow to the calf region, which improves muscle function and speeds up healing if an injury has occurred. Calf strains occur frequently in sports that involve running and jumping.
The calf muscle group comprises Gastrocnemius muscle, Soleus Muscle and Plantaris muscle - the Gastrocnemius Muscle is most commonly affected by a muscle strain injury. A calf and shin support can also help in cases on shin pain in runners. The shin splints support provides compression and support to the shin area and can help to provide pain relief in cases of medial tibial stress syndrome. An achilles tendon strap is similarly effective in the relief of the symptoms of achilles tendonitis and achilles pain and stiffness.