HI, I'm considered a "young" runner at the age of 19 and I have been injured since my senior year of track in high school. I took the summer off and have been running on and off since ( been over a year now) and I had to withdraw from running at the collegiate level because my leg wasn't healing. I had one doctor say that this is an injury that ruins runners and can't be fixed. I'm really tired of this injury and am getting depressed due to the lack of being able to run recreationally. If you have any advise at all it would be greatly appreciated. I want to get back to the miles. Once a runner, always a runner. Thanks
|Solace in Soleus|
Never go back to that doctor again.
I had soleus injury around this time last year and just took a week off, stretched (google "soleus stretch") iced it and I was able to run after about 5-6 days. I saw a physical therapist as well and she gave me a massage in that area and broke up all the tension.
Cut back the amount of running you do when you resume. Example: If you are used to running 5 miles every morning, cut that down to 3 miles. Then start building back up.
I stretch my soleus after every run now and I've never had that injury again, and I've done a ton of workouts in flats/spikes with no flare ups.