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Re: How long to recover from a calf heart attack [tiredlegs] [ In reply to ]
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This post is a good summary. Thank you. So, my 1st symptom of "calf attack" was 2 weeks ago this morning...in 30+ years I had never felt anything like it. It has been BAD every time I have run since then. Actually soleus. Hard massage last evening. Sounds like you found ART and Gaston the most effective.

David
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Re: How long to recover from a calf heart attack [david] [ In reply to ]
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My turn to bump. H/T to Murphy's Law for pointing out the thread.

Looks like my only solace is that my first CHA occurred at the ripe ol' age of 57. Crushing the dreams of many a youngster right there.


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Re: How long to recover from a calf heart attack [parkito] [ In reply to ]
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hey - I went to the local ART guy....he did Graston too.....3 visits cured it. Just did IMCDA with no problem. I HIGHLY recommend the Tx I had.
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David
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Re: How long to recover from a calf heart attack [olddog] [ In reply to ]
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olddog wrote:
You are describing exactly the problem I've had. I would run, strain a calf, rest/recover -- and then run and strain my calf. All since I turned 44 -- very frustrating.

Have solved it by stretching -- but stretching the whole leg, not just the calf. Start with the calf, then the hamstring, then the gluteus. In the mornign before I run and then in the evening before I turn in.

At least for me, it really works -- when I'm disciplined and keep up with it I don't have a problem anymore.

That is a good point. One thing that we often forget is that all of the body parts are connected, so that is why a problem in the calf might be alleviated by stretching the back, for example.

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Re: How long to recover from a calf heart attack [the-dude] [ In reply to ]
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Found this article from Slownman...

http://www.slowtwitch.com/...alf_disease_926.html




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Re: How long to recover from a calf heart attack [summitt] [ In reply to ]
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Someone probably already said what I am about to say, but I used to be plagued with these. Eery time I got into shape--BAM. Was constantly stretching my calves to try to prevent them. Then, I stoppped stretching them and started religiously using "The Stick". In the year since I started this new protocol, not a single twinge in the calf.
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Re: How long to recover from a calf heart attack [sinkinswimmer] [ In reply to ]
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I went to Maui at the end of April.Went crazy and ran every day, then wore flip flops all day. My calf was sore but not bad, it would warm up eventually on the runs (5-7 miles). When I got home I was doing an easy 8 miler. My calf never warmed up, then "rip" at 6 miles. Great, calf heart attack. I run with older guys, they get them all the time. Well this was a big heart attack. I am finally better after 3 months! I tried to stay active doing the bike, elliptical, PT exercises, using the stick, got a massage, ice. Used that article from running times as a guide. Finally had to just take time off from running. That did the trick. Also limited driving the manual transmission car and no flip flops.
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Re: How long to recover from a calf heart attack [summitt] [ In reply to ]
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glad i found this thread. nursed itb last year with success. I moved to N. County in 11 and have nothing but hills here. Uphill or down, thats it by my house. I got my 'pull' a few weeks ago and have been through this same cycle. Feel better. run. hurt a few minutes into the run.

I have Surf City half mary in a few weeks. It was supposed to be a A race on a very limited race calendar. Hopefully I can rehab...and lower my expectations. 2010 was my best year. 11 sucked. I'd like to have a decent 2012.
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