Calf soreness?

September 12th, 2012

Hey guys,

Does anyone else get a sore upper calf once starting to PWB? I’m guessing I’m over-doing it a little…but my leg or ankle hasn’t swollen up, its just my calf that feels sore..I’m hoping that’s just because I’m starting to use it again…

Just checking in?


Miss Emm

5 Responses to “Calf soreness?”

  1. normofthenorth on September 13, 2012 1:18 am

    You actually shouldn’t be using your calf at all at 3 weeks, but letting your boot do all the work. OTOH, an ATR calf can get sore from being contracted for a long time, while your foot is plantarflexed, “in equinus”.

  2. Adam on September 13, 2012 10:58 am

    A 3 weeks i was in a walking boot too with weightbearing as tolorated, calf also hurt, doc said it was the weightbearing and using the leg again.. not to worry..

  3. emmq on September 13, 2012 7:25 pm

    Thanks….guys I’ll try not to overdo it and let the boot do all the work. The pain isn’t bad, constant or weird in anyway, just like a stiff muscle kinda soreness.. So I’m guessing its just because I’m using the calf again. Thanks Adam for reassurance!! Norm - can you explain all your acronyms? :-)

  4. carmel1 on September 18, 2012 12:17 am

    Hi there - I have been very stiff and lots of cramping, mainly at night when I try to sleep. Some nights are okay, others I am in a lot of pain. Altho I have crutches and cam boot, I still get pain and also am still swollen - it is four weeks today, bruising almost gone. Good luck

  5. ryanb on September 18, 2012 11:38 am

    Carmel1- some people have had pretty good success using a product like Cytomax to help with cramping. It’s designed to help endurance athletes prevent cramping during extended efforts; but it can sometimes help with things like night cramps too. If you’re having lots of cramping issues, it might be worth a shot.

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