Hi all - havent been posting here in a while - long time member, longer time lurker!
Ive always had valuable responses here so thought Id ask for some info
Quick overview - tore my calf pretty good back in March and was off running for a good 3 months -in this time I rested from impact work but continued to do light cycling that didn't hurt - sports masseur after about week 4/5 and he worked on the calf well each week and really helped - he said that Id tore it well (soleus muscle tear)
Since then have been back training/racing and rode fairly decent and back running (doing a full and half ironman events over the summer plus others)
However - Ive started getting a tight/sore feeling from that same location on the calf especially when I do tough hilly work on the bike ( really tingling and annoying, but didn't 'go' as such - just felt i have to stretch it) - and in some runs I can just feel it there.
Just wanted to know if its a case of just concentrating on trying to strengthen it over winter with specific calf stretches/ raises etc. If so has anyone got a specific programme or point me in the direction of a good one?
Got IM Austria booked for next year and just afraid of tearing it again really and thought by now it should have fully cleared/healed.
Hi Hinkit - yes I meant to post back - got the MRI which showed up clear no probs - so could rule out the SFracture thankfully.
Gently have returned back to running and am now doing 3 times a week in my schedule for 40-60mins each session - prob at 3/4 pace - still feel a wee bit tight on the calf during and after - and the odd time the calf throbs/aches like yesterday after a 60min run.
So I'm assuming I have still anterior compartment sydrome but found the following article online which im following to a tee - seems to keep it at bay and at the first sign of a sharp shin pain ill be backing off the run and walking back - have a read at this and see if it rings any bells for you?