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Asked 5 years, 3 months ago

What causes tightness in the calf after running?

CALF MUSCLE INJURY

I injured my left lower leg in August, with pain just below the large calf muscle. At the time, I had raced four weekends in a row at 6:15 mile pace and was doing speedwork on Wednesdays. I didn’t see a doctor but rested from running for three weeks. I recently started racing again but my lower leg still feels tight and can sometimes remain tight for the rest of the day after a morning run. I don’t feel pain while running; it’s always afterward. I’m 57 years old, 5’ 10”, and 162 pounds. Do you have any suggestions for dealing with this pain and tightness?

Gary Scott
Midland, WI

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