repeat injury

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23/08/2012 at 16:31

i'm having trouble with a recurring calf injury.

about six weeks ago my calf went, enough to limp home but enable training a few days later. two weekends ago the calf went again, i iced, massaged and rested it and decided to train on a flatter circuit a few days later to minimise the stress. three sessions later i felt it go again and i'm not sure how long i should rest.

it feels like an acute pain when it first goes and its sore for 2 or 3 days, but then feels normal enough to continue running. if its a muscle tear that remains vulnerable during healing process, how should i manage my training?

24/08/2012 at 12:50

I would get a physio to advise you on whether you are just unlucky, or whether actually you are more suscepitble to calf strains because of your running style or because of muscle weakenesses elsewhere.

24/08/2012 at 13:11

i've booked an appointment with a physio who can also assess running form.

M...eldy    pirate
24/08/2012 at 13:16

I would say that is less likely a 'repeat' injury and more likely you didnt give yourself enough time to heal

Physio is the right course of action at the moment

24/08/2012 at 14:00

Agree. Sounds like you didn't give it time to really heal.

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