Asked 6 years 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?