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I am hoping for some guidance, i have only been running for 2 weeks and go 5 times a week, i cover 2 miles using a run-walk-run technique. After Sunday's run, my calf muscle on the inside of my right leg began to ache and feel stiff, which then worked it's way up to my knee, it is not so painful but more of a stiff, dull ache feeling, i took yesterday off to see if i could shake it off, but it has persisted, after seeing that it had not really eased, i took a trip to my Dr's to seek some professional advice as 15 years ago i had my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstructed, and it is this knee that is affected. The Dr did a full examination of my leg's and their stability and said that all seemed good and the reconstruction seemed solid, he gave me the go ahead to keep on training and it could just be that it needs extra time to build up strength.
I went on my usual run tonight and after 1 1/2 miles i had to give in and walk the rest home, the discomfort is all up the inside of my calf again, and around my knee, i have iced and stretched and it seems to have eased a bit , it's definitely not cramp or general aching muscles, it is a different sensation to that.
i did however purchase some new running shoes and wore them the first time on Sunday (when the problems started) could my new shoes be causing this, it somewhat feels like my foot is rolling inwards, i also noticed that my hip felt a bit sore. it is very odd that it is just on one side (right)
has anyone come across this?? and if so, what things can i do to overcome it?? i really don't want to get new shoes, just because of financial restrictions
Thank you, any input will be greatly appreciated