So 10 weeks ago when on a run, i felt a knotting pain in my right calf... like someone was twisting their fist in to it.
I took this as being a sprain, took a rest from running and instead swam and walked.
2 weeks later i went for a run, and after only 2.5 miles it went again.
When it would happen i would spend the next couple of days limping around until it eased off.
A week later i tried to run again, but this time the left calf went!
Exactly the same position is the pain with the right calf, it just seemed it had switched sides. Right calf now ok.
7 weeks on i'm still having problems with the left calf, although the pain now subsides after only a few hours, not days.
After spending the last 2 weeks off from running I went for a speed walk yesterday, 13min/mile pace - all was good till 4.5 miles in and left calf went exactly as before.
I limped home, but again after a few hours no pain and can walk properly.
I feel no tightness in the calf when home, i can do calf stretches, heel drops, etc with no problem.
I only drink water and haven't suffered with any cramping before.
I'm wondering if it could have been a tear that hasn't healed properly - being the pain now doesn't stay for a couple of days, and now only a few hours.
Any ideas as to what this could be?
I was happy to play the long game as long as i had my walking, but now that is also causing a problem i need to pull my finger out and try to work out what is the best way to get over this.