Top outer calf tightness

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Jun 2014
2:18pm, 20 Jun 2014
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becky f
For the past few weeks by left calf has felt tight but these past few days it is worse it the top side of my calf about 2 inches below side of knee it's quite sore to walk today and feels really tight and knotty. I've had sports massage stretches twice a day and used foam roller but nothing helps?any one know what is wrong?
Jun 2014
8:25pm, 20 Jun 2014
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Dvorak
Nope, amongst my various calf issues that is one I have avoided (so far :-o), but I thought I'd give your question a bump.
Feb 2015
4:31pm, 1 Feb 2015
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Mr AL
Baffled by mine - I may have warmed up and have been running some time/distance - but if I try to increase pace the (same) calf cramps up. Just a little - with a little stretching I can jog slowly but it will be sore for rest of the day
Feb 2015
4:37pm, 1 Feb 2015
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Reinhold Messner
Could be tightness in your back coming down through the hips and hamstrings then presenting in the calf. Really painful deep tissue massage may help - but in your pelvis, hip, itb and ham before they work on the calf itself.
Feb 2015
4:37pm, 1 Feb 2015
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Reinhold Messner
Or it might be something totally different...
Feb 2015
4:37pm, 1 Feb 2015
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ChrisHB
Welcome, Mr AL.
Feb 2015
6:00pm, 1 Feb 2015
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swittle
rest it
Feb 2015
2:01pm, 8 Feb 2015
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Frenchy
Does it disappear once you warmed up?

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