Determine the nature of injury
First of all, you have to be aware of the nature of your injury. If you have a grade 1 calf strain, you will not feel a lot of pain. There will be some stiffness in the muscle and you will be unable to stretch properly. In this case, you will have to rest for a couple of weeks and the injury will heal.
In case of a grade 2 calf strain, you will have to bear a lot of pain. This means that your muscle fibres have been damaged. However, you will still be able to walk slowly and the injury will heal in more than a month’s time.
If you have suffered a grade 3 calf strain, then you will be unable to move your leg. This means that your muscle fibres have completely torn and there will be bruises on your leg. For this, you might require a surgery and the injury will take more than four months to heal.
Talk to a sports professional
If your injury is not that bad, go to a sports injury professional and talk to him/her about the problem. He/She will definitely come up with some good ideas and you will recover pretty quickly.
Muscle injuries take time to heal, but you can only gain full recovery through proper rest. If you put extra pressure on your leg, you will be unable to get fit in time and the injury may even get worse.
Take anti-inflammatory medicine
In order to get rid of pain, you need to take some anti-inflammatory medicine. However, talk to your doctor before that, as he/she will give you a better advice.