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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Suggestions for a very sore calf and shin? I thought I just overdid it on Tuesday "wogging" - stretched afterward, hot shower. Then water aerobics Tuesday night (20 minutes).

Went to Zumba yesterday, kinda hurt to put weight on it - as in jumping, so no jumping on that leg. Iced it when I got home, hot shower later.

Wasn't gonna wuss out on running (ok, wogging!) today - FABULOUS weather despite the frost! Calf felt a little better this morning, now sore all over again. I thought for sure I'd "work out the soreness" - that's always been my philosophy. But my shin is really achy and my calf kinda tender. Stretching didn't help OR feel good - any suggestions?

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    Are you still being a big ol baby? I just figured someone with such a tough nickname would be tougher. HAHA LOL HAHA
    I havent heard anything how is the rehab going?
    Did icing and stretching help? What about taping?
    emoticon I have this "feeling" you are not a good patient.
    3998 days ago
    Ice your shins after all workouts, stretch your calfs (google it) toe up heal close to wall and stretch slow and easy, look up taping for shin splints (as a coach/trainer i like the spiral tape job the best, and so did one of my players who had crippling shin splints.
    Cross train on days off (stationary bike or elliptical in between run days it will help.

    BTW a couple of days off from running wont kill you, and cross training may even help improve your runs.

    4000 days ago
    Are you taking an ibuprofen? that might help...I have also been taking a cross-training day off between running days so that my legs don't get to sore.
    4003 days ago
    Hope you have healed over the past two days. I had shin splints years and years ago... the one time in my life I tried running! I was in college and the fitness instructor told me the cause was because I was exercising on different surfaces... going from hard surface to a matted surface. That was in the 80's, so not sure how reliable his advice was! Feel better!

    4004 days ago
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    4005 days ago
    Kinda sounds like shin splints to me.
    I have been battling them again this past week since I started running outside again.
    Ice/heat therapy and some light massage will help. Your calf muscles need to harden next to the bone and then they won't bother you anymore. That takes time but be sure to give yourself the rest days in between runs or it could lead to a more debilitating injury where you might have to stop running.

    Just pop a couple vicodin cocktails and you'll be all set!!! LOL

    Take it easy and listen to your body!

    4005 days ago
    Sorry you're hurting! No suggestions, just wanted to offer some love.
    4006 days ago
    Be sure to listen to your body emoticon
    4006 days ago
  • BABARR67
    Sorry! If it still hurts tomorrow, get it x-rayed. I had stress fractures in college from when I took riding and dance class at the same time. Not sure how riding would cause that though I can see the dance. Mind you, they didn't do anything for it. I just had to ice it, take advil and stick to low impact for a couple of weeks.Sounds like you're already doing that. ((hugs))
    4006 days ago
  • KARVY09
    I wouldn't run two days in a row when you first start out. You need to have your body adapt to the running routine. That means taking a day off in between your jogging days. You can still do other exercise though!

    Sometimes the shin/calf pain works itself out. It did for me after three weeks. Hope that helps!
    4006 days ago
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