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Hello everyone,
First of all i would like to say that I'm not a native speaker, so excuse for maybe sometimes not so clear language.

From when i was 12 until 15, i have always been running in an athletics club, after that i started swimming. Last months i've started to run again but, i'm every time confronted with a absurd pain i have never experienced before.
Every time a start to run after a good warm up , i start feeling pain in my soleus on both sides, especialy the right side, if i continue en then stop it realy realy hurts.

I find this strange because i also practice Savate 2 hours a week were balancing on one leg is necessary and i then never feel pain in that area.

I wonder what it could be. Is there someone who has experienced the same?
I would not understand that it is because ive overperformed because i always have to stop after 1km due to this pain.

The last time I tried to run a also had the feeling that my right foot started sleeping.

Anyone with same experience or ideas?

Greets from belgium
 

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Hi,

I get exactly the same problem. I used to run 2-3 times a week without any problems, other than a bit of calf tightness. I stopped for a year or so and when back to it as I'm doing a half-marathon in october. I now get the same problems as you. I will tell you what I have found:

A regular sports massage to the calves, achilles, peroneals and anterior shin muscles really helps. Stretching 3 times a day for both the gastrocnemius and soleus is also good.

Check your running shoes, how long have you had them? if its approaching a year or more get some new ones and make sure you get your feet analysed, even if you have done previously, as things change. If you go to a specialist running shop they usually have a treadmill in store that they will watch you run on and u can try out which shoes are best for your foot position. Have a look here, theres loads of info on calf tightness and overpronation:
http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/back/backlowerleg/tightcalfs.htm

Also, what I have found is, if i run faster, the pain disappears! If i am joggin along and getting pain, if i literally step up the speed, the pain vanishes! I think this is due to the stride length i take when running faster. So i am currently building up my fitness through cycling/x-training so that i can keep this higher speed up for longer and just running once a week! Thats the theory anyway!

I hope some of this helps you,

Good luck!
 

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hi, thankyou, i have been experienceing exactly the same problem and been unsure what to do so this is really helpfull, i have also been wondering if it may relate to circulation in some way, as my feet feel colder when then pain gets worse
 
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