Tender calves can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose tender calves, we could:
|Vitamin D Need||90%||Confirm|
|Vitamin B12 Need||23%||Unlikely|
|Copper Toxicity||3%||Ruled out|
Are your calf muscles tender for reasons other than overuse?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Yes, somewhat tender
→ Yes, very tender