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|Author: ||SHANNON SULLIVAN|
|Subject: ||RE: CHRONIC CALF spasm/strain injury|
I owned a running store in Florida for 20 years until reecently. Though the years I pretty much became somewhat of an expert in several problems, plantar, stress fractures and definetly YOUR problem. the reason being is I experienced it and noticed a lot of guys getting older with the same problem. After awhile I did figured it out and it was actually pretty simple. First of all do you have a high, low or normal arch? that probably does not matter much given your stmptoms. the problem is your arch is flattenting at footstrike causing stress on your calf. Normally it is in one or the other although I have had both but never at the same time. Ok here is the fix. Go find a pair of POWERSTEP INSERTS. It almost certainly sole your problems. Go to www.powersteps.com and read about them and hopefully find a dealer close. It is best if you can tert them on with a brand new pairs of shoes. tell me what style you are running in too. Also this problem is made worse by stiff inflexible shoes. A new pair should be flexed and worked in before you wear them. You also need to find a FOOT FLEX. that helps keep your range of motion good. Oftentimes the problems are not at the sight of the pain but elsewhere along the area from the back to the foot. Run only every other day I would suggest and follow a smart maileage plan.
If you can't find some Powersteps I have a few pairs still . You will be amazed at the difference a little bit of arch support will do for you.
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