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I have chronic calf pain (more like an annoyance actually) and huge muscle knots in my calves and in my glutes. I think its the muscle knots causing the problem and not something else like an actual tear, etc. (I saw a chiropractor who said the same thing). Is it OK to keep running? I am training for a marathon and while I run, in my back of my mind there’s that fear I’ll make the discomfort into a major issue, especially as my mileage gets up. As long as running won’t make it a serious injury (even if the running knocks up the pain level that’s OK as long as it doesn’t do irreparable damage or prevent me from running the marathon in 7 weeks), I’ll keep on training. I really don’t want to take anytime off. Thanks!
About 3-4 months ago I played basketball with some friends between classes. Needless to say I was wearing the wrong footwear and skipped warming up all together. I was jumping and changing directions – afterwards I felt a strange huuming/buzzing in my left knee and it started swelling.
Since the incident I’ve been checked by a PT. Apparently there’s nothing wrong with my meniscus or ligaments. He told me the hamstring was the culprit (imbalance in my thigh), and gave me stretching and strengthening exercises.
The stretching and strengthening has helped (swelling is pretty my gone), but my left knee still feels different, unstable somehow. Lately I’ve discovered my left calf has some very tender points in the upper medial part of the gastrocnemius. When massaged pain shoots through the knee into the hamstring.
-What’s your thoughts on this?
With kind regards, Rasmus from DenmarkReply
I have stiff muscles and got a fracture in my right thigh and doctors said that you may have stiff person syndrome. Now I get pain in my call muscles many times and I am not able to walk independently. I believe in acupressure theory as I have experimented for many problems like thyroid , headache,sinus etc. I ywant to know about some points to cure stiff person syndrome and as I have been told that I have antigads.so I will appreciate if you can send me some information for cure of these symptoms.
That seems to be my problem on my left leg. Right leg I don’t get it. But my calves on both sides are very tight every morning and take allot of stretching. I usually can’t resolve most fo the symptoms though unless I also use a foam roller for a bit and run those calves around on it. This is like a never ending cycle of tight muscles and pain around the calve, like trigger point knots, and also what seems like more problems in the fascia. One of my other problems is what seems like peripheral neuropathy in the both feet and foot tendon and toe problems. I don’t know exactly how to treat this since it would really take someone that knows exactly what they are looking at to separate which problem is which. All I know is the neuropathy symptoms are ganging up with the trigger point and maybe fascia symptoms. And my medical pretty much only covers tossing pain killers at it from a PCP Doctor that doesn’t know all of what he is dealing with. What type of practitioner if any that most medical insurance would cover might be able to properly diagnose and treat these issues. My home treatment of exercise and stretching and self massage is helping but its kind of like peeing on a forest fire to get it to back off.Reply
Yes , I was also suffering from calf pain but it got some relief with good shoes.Reply
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