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Strange pain in left calf by Achilles just above ankle inside and out. Help please as enjoy my running!!!!!

Not run for few days due to pain in my left calf down by my Achilles on the left and right side of my leg at the bottom, just came on during my last run as I was running up my final hill. I left it for 3 days and as I had this afternoon free from work decided to go for a run. I stretched first and did my 5 min warm up walk then ran my usual 30 minute route and back up the final hill. I was ok untill half way through when I had a hill to run down when the pain and unusual wobbly feeling cam on again, I took it easy but carried on throughout my run. Apart from my leg I enjoyed the run and didn't feel particularly laboured, however the last hill was a struggle.

Has anyone else had this issue, also the tendons on the outside of my leg above the ankle are tender

Advice anyone??? I really don't want to stop running as I have worked so hard to get to my current level of fitness and stamina

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Doesnt sound good Jimbob - could it be inflammation of the Achilles tendon? Have you tried changing your running shoes? How about ice on the painful area? Otherwise you might want to talk to a professional :-(


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