Calf pain

Chris PT

A couple of useful articles on calf pain:
– Calf pain when running http://www.running-physio.com/calf2/
– Calf injuries from running http://www.running-physio.com/acutecalf/

From the first article: “Common causes can be introducing hill or speed work, increasing weekly mileage and increasing training intensity….” I think there can be a particular risk during the weeks leading up to a race – like the Birmingham Half Marathon – especially if trying for a PB, when several if not all of these factors can apply, and if changes have been too rapid then any strains will only be aggravated further during the race itself.

From the second article: “Once symptoms settle you can start some light jogging on a treadmill and see how it feels before gradually returning to training. The timeframe for this varies from around 1-4 weeks depending on the injury and the individual. When you do return to running avoid hill training and…

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