Got cramp in left calf last week and after easing it out with a few stretches and then trying to limp home [I was <400m from home] seems I have torn a calf muscle. No idea how bad - damn covid means I can't see physio for a positive diagnosis of course.
I've just read another old post on this thread and some google articles [dangerous] that it could take up to 12 weeks to get over this "at my age" - I'm 56.
Seriously? Since I turned 50, it's just been one thing after another. Never anything serious - knee tendinopathy; hip imbalance; ITB issues; then knees again. Now this! I'm doing everything that's been thrown at me as suggestions to get going without hurting myself again, but just seems like I can get going into some sort of routine and then the next things crops up.
Am I really looking at another 12 weeks out and building up from scratch yet again. I'm so sick of it. I have another thread re depression caused by repeated injuries, so won't dwell on that here. Just need some reassurance that there is still hope for me to recover from this one. I have never had this injury before, so really don't know what happens next. I've been in touch with the physio for advice but heard nothing back from her yet.