Calf muscle strains are usually characterized by pain, swelling and bruising. This can be very painful and limit the movement of a person. Doing this simple foam roller exercise can help to alleviate the pain in this area.
For the calves
1. Lie down in a perpendicular position with your hands stretched to support your body. Stretch your legs straight and put one leg over the other. Put the foam roller in the area below your calf. Then, roll the foam roller gently back and forth from the Achilles heel area to the back of your knee.
2. Repeat until the muscles in the area relaxes. Then, do this exercise again for the other leg.
Check out this video by Pro-Tec Athletics on how to properly do this exercise with a foam roller on your calf muscles