Fitness.com The Global Fitness Community
Fitness.com The Global Fitness Community

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 23 of 23
  1. #16
    climbermp is offline In Orientation
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2

    Shoes

    Everyone seems to think you are cramping. It seems to me that your calves are sore from your shoes. I will trust your technique is good. They might be good shoes but just wrong for you and your foot shape. Do the balls of your feet feel a little sore as well as your calves? I had this happen to me, been running my whole life, got some new shoes and all of a sudden calves started hurting. So I went and got another pair of shoes and my calves have never been better. I'm sure you don't want to break down and get another shoe but give it a try. If it hurts enough to post it on here I'm sure it worth 60 bucks for some new shoes. Happy running!

  2. Google
  3. #17
    climbermp is offline In Orientation
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2
    Everyone seems to think you are cramping. It seems to me that your calves are sore from your shoes. I will trust your technique is good. They might be good shoes but just wrong for you and your foot shape. Do the balls of your feet feel a little sore as well as your calves? I had this happen to me, been running my whole life, got some new shoes and all of a sudden calves started hurting. So I went and got another pair of shoes and my calves have never been better. I'm sure you don't want to break down and get another shoe but give it a try. If it hurts enough to post it on here I'm sure it worth 60 bucks for some new shoes. Happy running!

  4. #18
    ^wG
    ^wG is offline First Set
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    140
    I have the same problem, but from looking at previous posters who are more experienced, it must be just a development issue. The muscle group might also be strained if you are fairly heavy, possibly the body weight and muscle strength ratio is uneven, giving you the correct sign of improvement; pain.

    I'll probably stretch, drink water and include a banana (good potassium (thanks lv)) before running.

  5. #19
    Karky is offline Former member of VulgarityGang
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    had to quit when he became a mod
    Posts
    9,801
    You should see your doc and ask him about chronic compartment syndrome.

  6. #20
    nsoules is offline In Orientation
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    16

    Running on the balls of your feet or midfoot?

    I think this may be related to your running form:

    Most of us are heel-toe runners, land on the heel, roll to the toe. If you constantly feel pain in you calf, you probably land more on the midfoot or the ball of your foot before rolling to your toe. There's nothing wrong with that, and I'm not saying you should change to heel-toe. Some may argue that ball/midfoot to toe is even better. If you switched you'd likely get more shin-splits, which a lot of heel-toe runners get (because the shin is pulling the foot towards the body). It's kind of a pick-your poison scenario.

    In any case, the point is, depending on your running form and where you land, you'll be affected by certain muscle groups more then others. In your case it's your calves. It's pretty much like g8r80 said though, you just have to keep working through it. Cut back the miles and/or the intensity as your calves start to get used to it. The calf raises you're doing will ultimately help a lot. You're using your calves to run more then others do, so you simply need to have them stronger. Know in the future, as you start to increase distance & speed, that if your calves feel sore, you're probably doing too much and/or going too fast too soon.

  7. #21
    iloverugby is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    chicago
    Posts
    14
    Pls. don't do any rolling.

  8. #22
    Michaelm2 is offline In Orientation
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    19
    Will soaking my legs in a warm tub work? I've been having really bad calf pains, especially my right calf, an intense pain just shoots into it. The arch under my foot hurt like &*^&* today during school as well so I'm taking a break from my workout today. So far no pains since after school, I usually work out right after school.

  9. #23
    crolson24 is offline In Orientation
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1

    I might have the solution

    As of 1 year ago I started to develop the same problems. It got to a point where I could hardly run 1 mile. This was unusual due to the fact that I run up to 40 miles per week.

    So that being said, I still have the same problems, however there is a way temporarily correct the problem. I don't know how or why it works, but it does.

    After trying everything, foam rolling, stretching, massage, stim, compression, etc. Finally, I was so mad that I said screw it and went to the gym and lifted calves so hard I didnt care if I made them worse. Doing seated calf raises with high weight and letting the weight stretch my calves after the workout. I took the day after this workout off and went to the track (softer surface) to do an easy run. Bam the pain was gone. I was able to do a 45min track workout and although my calves were a little sore, they didnt hurt.

    Give it a try, you will have to do this workout about once a week but it works for me.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Abs hurt
    By prodigymytch in forum Injury Prevention and Recovery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Jul. 25/07, 05:32 PM
  2. Really Mad and Hurt
    By Jacobaboba in forum Weight Training
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jan. 07/07, 12:08 PM
  3. Help please, I hurt myself :(.
    By Mico in forum Weight Training
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sep. 21/06, 12:22 PM
  4. Why do I hurt myself so much + other help
    By SeP in forum Weight Training
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jan. 28/05, 05:32 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Which idea do you like most?
Smart-Locks
0%
Sleep-Aid Shake
0%
Social Fitness Challenge
0%
Total Votes: 0
You may not vote on this poll.
Members: 203,334
Threads: 47,597
Posts: 399,335
Top Poster: Karky (9,801)
Welcome to our newest member, Nerdologyllc
Ryan's Journal
Last post by Goldfish ( 1,218 Replies )
Today 08:13 PM in Journal
Why Fitness First gym...
Last post by Jrahien ( 1 Replies )
Today 03:55 PM in Open Talk
pain relief ways
Last post by Orbytocl ( 0 Replies )
Don't try this at home
Last post by CrazyOldMan ( 798 Replies )
Today 05:21 AM in Journal
I'm still Sure!
Last post by CrazyOldMan ( 382 Replies )
Today 02:29 AM in Journal

Body Building | Supplements | Weight Loss | Sports |