I am an elite cyclist and have been suffering from a calf muscle injury for over a year. Sore/tight inner Gastrocnemius muscles (both legs) causing major drop in power,and getting worse with increased duration/intensity of training. I initially kept on top of the problem to a certain extent with massage but for the last 6 months have not been racing and dramatically decreased riding as it was affecting performance too much.
Had negative tests for blood/nutrition, back problems, narrowing of the illiac arterty, and compartment syndrome. Magnesium supplements seem to ease the problem slightly. Have had a bike set up analysis and no problems there but am currently waiting for some moulded insoles to see if extra support can help.
Any ideas about the problem or possible solutions much appreciated!
Asked by KE - 4 answers - 3 years 3 days ago