My yoga teacher is getting pain/cramp in his calves after a few minutes during every run. He has been fitted correctly and his gait checked. Is it possible that, as he is more flexible than most, he has got too much support from his trainers in his heels so its almost as if he's running on his toes more ?
Its a small muscle behind the glutes (or round about there) from the pelvis which attaches to the top of the hamstring so as it's tight I'm getting pain in my glutes and top of hamstring when running. Sorry if the exact anatomy isn't quite right !
I did 7 miles today and made sure my feet weren't too hot before I started and I didn't have a problem with my toes - 1 problem at a time is enough!
I know its no help but I had the same problem up to and including the VLM. Then spent £200 on orthotics but as I then had a piriformis problem before I could use them I decided to sort one thing out at a time so the orthotics went unused and over the summer my toes gradually got better on long runs. Last Sunday was the first time since April my toes have hurt again which is really disappointing. The only difference was that my feet were quite hot before I went out as I'm back to shoes and popsoxs after months of fipflops. I'm wondering if it is either a circulation problem, or my feet were slightly swollen in the summer due to the heat and now I need to tighten the laces. I always wear X Socks.