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    Default Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    My leg is kiling me....

    But then it sort of goes away... and comes back....

    It's on the outside edge/front of my calf/shin.

    WTF is going on ?

    Why is it hurting then not, then hurting again...etc etc.


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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    Just when riding?

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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PG View Post
    Just when riding?
    Nope, when sitting at my desk... or doing nothing.. walking etc.

    Currently it's perfect... but 10 mins ago i was struggling to walk.

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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    Old age.

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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Key View Post
    Old age.
    Very true... however i need a little more than that

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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    I get shin splints when i walk too far or too fast straight away....sounds like that, kind of a tightening across the shin that comes and goes in waves?

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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    Blood clot. Calves is a classic sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottland View Post
    I get shin splints when i walk too far or too fast straight away....sounds like that, kind of a tightening across the shin that comes and goes in waves?
    I'd be suprised as i've not really changed any of my training regieme.

    goes from Top to bottom on the outside of left leg.

    When hurting, it's a killer to bend my leg as i can feel the pain in the LHS of my knee.

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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    ..what the hairy fella said, shin splints.. I used to get them occasionally when I wore a certain boot. It's that or a lack of exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Dangerfield View Post
    ..what the hairy fella said, shin splints.. I used to get them occasionally when I wore a certain boot. It's that or a lack of exercise.
    Solution ?

    Why is it coming and going over a 45min-hourly period for example ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    I'd be suprised as i've not really changed any of my training regieme.

    goes from Top to bottom on the outside of left leg.

    When hurting, it's a killer to bend my leg as i can feel the pain in the LHS of my knee.
    Probably not shin splints then as it is focused around the shin and feels like your burning shin is going to explode....which in extreme cases, it sort of can. Shin splints have been known to cause stress fractures in your Tibia....that's a hell of a lot of pressure, your Tibia's the biggest bone in your body!

    Sounds like you've pulled a tendon or something!

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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    If that's the case, i'm inclined to blame my day to day trainers/shoes...

    i'll wear my Asics for the next few days and see if that helps as they're 'proper' trainers.

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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    Yep, shin splints.
    You're dying.


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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Solution ?

    Why is it coming and going over a 45min-hourly period for example ?
    If it is shin splints, the Doc told me that the only immediate solution is rest, but that in my case, I need to change the way I walk, less on my toes, more on my heel as it's the flexing of one of the muscles before the foot impacts with the ground that causes it....which is why I've been thinking of some MBT shoes to go walking in!

    Dangermouse is probably right as well, have you bought new shoes/trainers recently?

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    Default Re: Muscle pain outside of my calf... tell me what's wrong ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    I'd be suprised as i've not really changed any of my training regieme.

    goes from Top to bottom on the outside of left leg.

    When hurting, it's a killer to bend my leg as i can feel the pain in the LHS of my knee.
    The outside of the leg has the skinny bone on it which helps with moving the leg about (whereas the big bone is more weight bearing). It also carries a nerve along the outside of its length which can helpfully hurt when there is anything going on along its length. I know this because when my leg got run over I got pain at random on the side of my leg and my knee, and allegedly this was to do with my ankle. I find gentle stretching and moving the lower leg through its whole range is helpful. It has mostly gone away now.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor but I have had a hurty leg.

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