I was wondering if anyone has had calves so sore they cannot actually stand or walk upright after doing a workout?
Right now both of my calves are absolutely aching, and I can barely walk. I did a workout 2 days ago, hadn't hit calves for a while and did:
standing calf raises 4 x 25 body weight
standing calf raises 3 x 10 moderate weight
seated calf raises 3 x 10 moderate weight
so nothing too outrageous. They were buring at the time but not hurting. Yesterday they were a little tender, but I could walk normally. Today, I did some shopping and when I was waiting for the bus home struggled to stand up.
Since then I cant stand straight up with my heels on the ground. I have to walk with my legs wide apart and one heel off the ground. I look like a retard!
Im not too sure what I should do. I put some anti-inflamatory cream on them but should I put ice or heat?
Most of the pain seems to be coming from the top of the calf just at the back of the knee, although the whole calf muscle is sore. I cant massage them as the muscles are very painful to touch.
I have trained on and off for a few years and never had this before. Soreness yes, but unable to walk, this is new.
Oh, and I just realised that lying on your stomache will stretch the calves, and that is a no go zone right now