Running crew. v Odd pains in calves (never happened before)

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  1. Necromancer

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    I stretch routinely and warm-up before I put a couple of miles in. I'd run 3-4 times a week, a few miles each time, no issues. Then about a month ago, I'd get these horrible pains in my calves after a few minutes of running, as if they were extremely tense and sore. A few hours later, they pain would subside.

    It's not the shoes as it happens in my soccer cleats and other shoes as well.

    I haven't been able to have a good running session in over 2 weeks and I really want to get back into hard. I've been advised it could be a calcium deficiency. I spoke with my sister about it and she said she'd get the same pains in marching band (A lot of leg work/movement)
     
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    You sure you just don't have shin splints, because thats what it sounds like you have. Have you changed your running style recently?
     
  3. Necromancer

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    When I used to get shin splits (because of not stretching) they were always in the front or the sides, but would go away within half an hour. These last much longer and are on the back of my legs.

    Maybe it's a different form? :dunno:

    And I don't think I've changed my running style. :o
     
  4. grampositivecocci

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    sounds like possible compartment syndrome. Google it if you don't know what this is, in extreme cases surgery is required to release tension in the fascia.
     
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    how fat are you?
     
  6. Necromancer

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    I don't know my percentage but probably around 13-15%.

    Only 170lbs btw.
     
  7. Necromancer

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    I've never had any leg injuries or surgery?

    :dunno:
     
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    stretch the shins, hamstrings and quads as well..up your potassium, taurine, magnesium and water.
     
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    ohh...i figured you were some 300lb fatass trying to run to much...

    carry on
     
  10. Necromancer

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    :rofl:
     
  11. Necromancer

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    Any specific shin stretches?
     
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    This is just a thought I had...try a doctor?
     
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    compartment syndrome...go to the ER imeidately
     
  14. Necromancer

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    But since I haven't ran in two weeks, I could run a few miles today and be fine.
     
  15. Necromancer

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    My insurance is switching doctors right now. I hated my Durka Durka Doctor I had, he gave me a :hsugh: look every time I came in.
     
  16. Necromancer

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    http://orthopedics.about.com/od/overuseinjuries/a/compartment.htm

    [​IMG]

    The soreness is coming from my Soleus.
     
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    hey, i have that! the exercise induced compartment syndrome.. now i just have to figure out how to fix it so that i can exercise!

    ceaze, does myofascial release help with compartment syndrome of the shins?
     
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    Id look into going to a physiotherapist... they are pretty good at figuring problems like this out... i recently hurt my foot... 1 visit to the therapist, new stretching routine and im back on the trails
     
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    i was drunken joking
     
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    i had never heard of this, but this sounds like my shin pumps/pain to a T.. fawk, i don't want my fascia all chopped up :(
     
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    the surgery is pretty basic as far as I understand, it is the last resort as well.
     
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    Your insurance is switching doctors? F-that...I choose my own doctor. Interview them bitches like they were trying to get a job from you.

    I picked a primary care physician with a background in sports medicine...
     
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    from what i've read, it's pretty much the only remedy that actually works.
     
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    probably mate.
     
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