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as a newbie i have finally aken the plunge and finally stepped from the shadows seeking advice and/or ridicule!
having started running again early this year my calf promptly strained (a recurrance from last year along with the plantar which has now been rectified) and was forced to stop until 4 weeks ago when i resumed easy running.
the problem is that i need to massage ipubrofen gel into the muscle whilst taking the same medicine ,orally just to finish my runs without seizing up. am a bit worried that this isn't wise and would appreciate any advice??
if it helps i am 39 and not the11 year old in ill-fitting shorts on profile pic (not the best of looks but it was the 80's) and during runs my calf sporadically does the strange quivering tremor thingy which used to precede a strain but not anymore!!