Another injury...I'm getting very frustrated!

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Another injury...I'm getting very frustrated!
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Mon, 01-16-2012 - 11:21am

I've posted about my heel injury before, which is much better now.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 11:27am

You really need to go to a doctor.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 11:42am

I don't think it's my hamstring because it doesn't hurt in my thigh, just my calf.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 11:56am

I feel your pain, I lost weight in 2010, gained some of it back in 2011 (damn bf!!!!)

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 12:12pm
I think that's probably what I did, but I do it because I know I can. Or apparently, I can't. I used to run three miles and walk two in an hour. I could run almost two before I had to walk a bit, then I could run some more. Now I can only get to a quarter of a mile or so before I slow down. I guess that's too much for my legs to handle now or something. According to my heart rate monitor, I burn more calories walking, which doesn't make sense, but I get bored and need to mix it up every five minutes or so.

It was just my right leg that hurt, but this morning the left one is throbbing a bit, too.

I do not like getting older!!
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Registered: 09-21-2011
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 12:28pm

I used to run 3 miles down the beach and walk/run back, now I can't :(

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 12:56pm
Sounds like a good plan! My leg is loosening up a little, but not much. I might try walking a bit later if it isn't killing me. Does running/walking on the beach hurt your ankles? The one time I took a walk on the beach, I couldn't go far because walking on the sand wasn't stable enough.
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Registered: 05-14-1999
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 1:05pm
I would suggest seeing a doctor as well. It could be weight related or it could even be the types of shoes you wear. I'm assuming you are wearing a knee brace when you work-out? That might help some, but again, I'd consult your physician.
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Registered: 09-21-2011
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 1:49pm

at low tide, the sand is hard, at high tide I can't run but I can walk. Its not bad until the tide is almost all the way in. Either way its a good mental break too.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 10:46pm
Are you running on a treadmill? If so, you might want to lower the inclines to nothing every once in a while. If you are running on an incline it's like going up stairs and stresses out the longer calf muscles. I had that kind of injury and I kept making it worse bc I have so many stairs in my place.

Also, you can buy compress socks to help the weakened muscle. Even when you think you are healed bc you feel no pain, the muscle might not be up to the shape you think you are so it's easy to re-injure. If you can't find the sport variety, you can just use the ones for diabetics.

I find that switching up my sport - like skating/skiing or cycling can really help avoid repetitive injuries. You might want to even try power walking instead of doing all your exercise as running. You could also look at HIIT so that you are working harder and not longer...

Just some suggestions,

Dee

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 11:16pm
I only use the incline when I'm walking, but that might be what started it. I didn't use it at all yesterday, but I'm not sure it was healed completely either. I wish I had room to do something else in my house, but I really don't. I know a lot of people prefer to be outside, but I have a fear of being more than a minute or two away from home and not able to get back quickly for various reasons I won't go into. Running is not my favorite thing to do, but it's the one thing I can do at home at my convenience that doesn't take up a lot of room.

I'm really hoping it heals quickly because limping isn't really attractive!

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