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    Brief Medical History Overview

    Age: 36, Male, Presenting Problem Since: 1-2weeks, Symptom Behaviour: Mixed, Symptoms Worse (24hr Behaviour): No, Aggravating Factors:: Moving from heel to toe at push off, dropping down from toe on stairs., Easing Factors:: Not moving, No Investigations, No Diabetes, No history of High Blood Pressure, No Medications, No Osteoporosis, No Hx of Cancer, No Unexplained Weight Loss, No Bowel/Bladder issues, Other Info: No

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    Calf, Achilles - Posterior - Right

    Is it a Calf Strain or Cramp or what ??

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    During a recent 5k race my right calf suddenly felt sore/tight on the inside at the top of the soleus. I was able to finish the 1k to the end but afterwards it was sore to touch and painful when I got up on my toes or going down stairs for the next few days.

    The soreness then subsided only a matter of days later so I tried a slow run and managed 7miles without feeling the slightest twinge once.

    Then two days later during the gentlest of warm-ups it went instantaneously in the same fashion as during the race and now is sore to touch again as before.

    If it was injured/strained how would I have run 7miles in between the two occurrences? What could be going on, I'm bewildered!

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    Re: Is it a Calf Strain or Cramp or what ??

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    Hi Nirish

    I struggled for 2 years with frequent calf muscle spasms, cramps, strains, tears, etc. As everyone is different, just a few things to checklist:
    Technique, has it changed recently ?
    Are you a heel, mid or forefoot runner ?
    Change of running shoes ?
    Old injuries ?
    Anything else health wise that could cause muscle issues ?
    Sitting longer at work or play ?

    I live and travel with a foam roller. I use it carefully to daily work the calf and hamstrings. It has helped me to get beyond that threshold so I can now run without significant calf issues. It took 2 years of therapy, technique change & persistance !
    Look on youtube for some careful foam roller use for your situation, dont just knead away without knowing the guidelines.
    Hope you can get on top of the issue !

    When the going gets Tough, the tough get going.


 
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