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10/13/11 6:02 P

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Hi , i get this quite a bit also, i found it really difficult to effectively stretch my calve muscles after exercise.For me to try and describe the discomfort it seemed to come from the inner medial aspect of my calf radiating to the inner side of each calf, causing strain on my knee joint and shins, to which i worked out was my soleus muscle.

This is the only calf stretch that effectively works for me.


Calf stretch on stairs.
Stand on the stairs, holding a handrail or placing your hand on the wall for support. Place the ball of one foot on the stair. Lower your heel down toward the step below, until you feel a gentle pull in your calf. Switch legs.

I do this stretch even on days when im not training my calf muscles.

If you dont effectively stretch you're calf muscle it can lead to more serious injuries and possibly shin splints depend on what actual muscle is causing bother.
Hope this helps



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10/12/11 8:35 P

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pain is never good and it doesn't sound like this is going away. you might want to check with your doctor--maybe there's some exercises you could do to strengthen those muscles or maybe a therapist might be able to show you how to modify the exercises so they don't hurt until you get stronger. good luck--hope you feel better!

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10/12/11 3:01 P

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I would definatly check your shoes!! dont do it if it hurts, sore is one thing, but hurt is another! what shoes do you wear?

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10/12/11 1:32 P

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So, I'm about 30-40 lbs overweight and I can do a decent job keeping up with the cardio workouts on CX - The bonus turbo jam workout, Burn Intervals, and Burn it off. However, my calves, shins, and ankles hurt really bad during some of the workouts. So bad that I have to stop for about 30 seconds until it stops hurting. The problem is that it isn't getting better. I've been doing them for about 6 weeks now. Anybody have any advice? Do I have bad shoes? Will it ever get better?

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