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Upper Calf Pain

by Mike G
(MO)

I started experiencing upper calf pain about a week ago. At first my upper right calf was feeling tight and then an electric shock type sensation started at which point I stopped running. I did some hamstring stretches and was able to run to the gym, about 2 miles, no pain. Today, it started again, tightness and then electric shock. How can I get rid of this? Thank you.






Answer by Dominique:


Hi there,
Thanks for your question about tightness and electric shocks in your upper calf.

This sounds a lot like a muscle tear. I have had hamstring tears before and it feels exactly like that. Very tight with sudden electric shock type sensations.

I am not sure how the hamstring stretches would deal with your upper calf problem. I would suggest taking some time off running to let it heal. Muscle tears can take a while to recover.

A massage therapist can remove tightness and help nurse the surrounding muscles, but a tear will have to be given some time to heal.

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Hope this helps.
Kind regards,
Dominique

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