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After calf muscle strain

After calf muscle strain

Not run for 3 weeks tried a Recovery run on Monday morning after my night shift (not my best idea ) I'm trying to do 1-1.5 miles did 1.5 the other day but calf didn't like it so as soon as I got to 1.5 I stopped and stretched and called it a day

I'm having a muscle medic working on it but not sure if I should be using a chiropractor or are they the same (sorry if I sound thick but not sure what the difference is )

Also ordered new electrolytes so hoping they will help

Ta

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Is a muscle medic same as a massager ? If so I find that really helps me xx

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Yes she's a deep tissue massager so really works the muscle (hurts a lot lol)

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I hope you get better soon. Be careful and don't overdo it.

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I had a night cramp in my calf 3 nights ago and the calf is still aching! Might try those electrolytes

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At the mo I use highzero5 but gonna try something different

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The Difference Between Chiropractic and Massage Therapy

While chiropractors and massage therapists use their hands to treat patients, there is a very drastic difference between them. Most chiropractors will whole-heartedly recommend massage therapy for certain patients. Massage therapy is a very important form of healing, but it does not have the same broad scope of practice that chiropractic does.

Chiropractors are primary healthcare providers and can help treat a number of conditions. Their main goal is to release subluxations in the spine to make sure the body and the nervous system are operating at their best possible level. Massage therapists on the other hand are experienced in treating muscular conditions only and in helping relieve muscle pain, stiffness and tension through hands-on treatments. There are a number of other differences between chiropractors and massage therapists as well. Understanding these differences can help any individual determine whether they need to visit a chiropractor or a massage therapist for their healthcare needs.

Supplements are not nessacary if doing c25k and anything up to the occasional 10k..

if you're a casual runner who's eating a diversity of nutrient-rich foods and staying hydrated, you probably don't need to take special steps to replace electrolytes before or after you run.

A well-rounded nutrition plan provides most casual athletes with all the electrolytes they need,

"But if you know you sweat heavily, run in hot temperatures or heavily-layered in cold temps, or if you run longer than one hour, start consuming a sodium-enhanced sports drink or tab an hour before your run, and then every 10 to 20 minutes throughout your run, depending on how heavily you sweat."

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Thankyou that's helped a lot :)

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