pain on inner/outer leg 2" below calf? ... stretches, treatment?

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  1. canary island feet

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    I have a tender sore area that is right below my left calf and is most tender on the outer side of that leg.

    I assume is is part of the calf muscle? I have never developed pain in this area before and have not done anything new with training, racing, etc.

    I would greatly appreciate any ideas for treatments, stretching, etc.

    THANK YOU!!!!!
     
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    Before you do anything, we first need to understand why it is sore. Often sore means strain or impact. On the lateral side of the leg it is possible that you overpronate on that side and the knee rolls in. Often, these types of problems have a lot to do with core issues, problems with leg tightness and a torqued core.

    Can you do a deep squat without falling over? If not, there are core and leg issues and it may be time to visit a professional. I usually recommend a sports certified chiropractor for the best result.

    If you want, you can post a short video of you on a treadmill from a smart phone. Sometimes these videos will show you what is wrong. Also, my book Cheating Mother Nature may be quite helpful since it goes over anatomy of back and joint pain. It is a simple but thorough read and will give you a better understanding of how things work.

    Hope that helps. BTW, foam rolling is effective for these types of issues but do not try to self diagnose. Check out our videos here for best results http://www.backfixer1.com/chiropractic-exercises/foam-rolling-upper-body-and-lower-body-protocols/
     
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    Thanks for this helpful information!


     
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    I just got back from the Kansas City marathon. It was a great, though hilly race. That same spot was a bit sore in the marathon and my left calf was a bit more sore than normal, which made me think that it overworked to compensate. I took the race really slow like a long workout and don't remember any special trauma, twists or turns during the course. I left on my journey home the following morning, post marathon soreness, but nothing too unusual considering the hills. My flights back home got botched up and it took an additional 11 hours to get home. HOWEVER, after I was mid-eat home in the Dublin airport, I looked down at my foot/ankle and it had turned purplish and was really swollen. I had no real pain nor discomfort. It was especially purple on a spot/line under the ankle. I had compression calf sleeves already on, but bought compression socks right away and tried to ice it and took anti-inflammatories. I iced it and kept it moving on the last flight to Tenerife.

    I wonder how much the flights & cramped flights (despite stretching out legs as much as possible).

    This morning I went to a sports physician who diagnosed it as a torn Peroneus muscle, has me taking daily anti-blood clotting shots and encouraged ... compression, gentle movement to encourage blood circulation, two 600ml ibuprofen/day (every 12 hours), 1 blood thinner shot/day, elevation when sitting. I have ZERO pain, only slight discomfort (from compression wrap & inflammation).

    I would greatly appreciate any further ideas for a thorough & quick recovery.

    I travel to Australia in 4 days, maybe a marathon in 3 weeks ... so I want to get things in order.

    Thank you sooo much for any ideas, thoughts or questions that you might have.

    A photo of my foot today, 3 days after the marathon & 1 day after noticing the swelling. I tend toward skinny feet and ankle, so this is quite inflamed for me.

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    I just got back from the World Master Athletics competition and finishing the marathon. The sports doc for the event agreed it was a torn Peroneus muscle, but unlike the Tenerife doctor, thought that in 2 weeks it could cure well enough to do the marathon. He was right and with massage, "trigger point" stuff, taping, etc. it was fine to do the marathon. I did it very slowly, but all went well. I wore huaraches to give added support/protection. Unlike in Lyon last year, there were no barefoot marathoners. perth marathon, f.jpg
     
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    Yeeks that looked bad, glad you got it sorted out (presumably). I couldn't do 2 marathons in that short span even without the tearing and black and blue lol! Even though it was probably slow, hope this one turns out better for you afterwards...
     

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