And you've been running with the injury too?
Tom, I wouldn't say that I've increased my mileage rapidly but I did take a two week break after the Brighton Marathon and then jumped straight back into my old routine (30-45 mile weeks). This coupled with the new support trainers definitely had a negative affect on my body.
I've avoided running since Sunday and spent much of yesterday stretching my calves. I opted out of the running club last night and went for a swim. My ankle felt like it was back to normal afterwards. Its a little sore again this morning but it is getting better. I have a massage booked for this evening as my calves felt a little lumpy when rolling them over my foam roller.
I do think that my big toe thing is a habit as I've always done it and it's never caused any problems.
As for supporting my ankle, I tend to avoid strapping it as I want to avoid developing a weak leg and the full support shoes we're just too restrictive. Should I be looking into insoles?
Thanks for the help everyone - I'll report back in a week or so.
Thanks Tom Goom for sharing Andy Dubois dynamic calf stretches film - will be giving those a go. Am off out for a local off road trot after 3-months of achilles treatment ... all physios and acupunturist have drummed into me is s-t-r-e-t-c-h, s-t-r-e-t-c-h, s-t-r-e-t-c-h ... so fingers-crossed. Cheers GMx
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