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It's Happening Again!!!(11 posts)

It's Happening Again!!!2300 Edmontonian
Sep 9, 2002 4:36 PM
My lower feet are huring like hell!
More specifically, the muscle under the knee at the back of the leg. (can't remember the name)
This isn't really road biking related, but since it IS leg related, I thought you guys should know,
See, the last time I ran a lot last summer the same thing happened, and it not only hurts, it limits you.
So today we ran about 3km in Physed class, for me, first since last year. Tomorrow is the same routine again, and it will be for a month. I couldn't eat anything the rest of the day since I was busy in other stuff.
When I came home I did eat properly, but now, in the evening my lower feet are hurting really really bad, especially when I use them, and it ain't really easy to avoid that.
So my question is, is anything wrong with my lower legs region?, it happened a lot last season (practically every sport involving running) and just seems to increase. Is there any specific thing that I can eat or do (that takes less time) after running this much?, and what nutrition do leg muscles require?
Does it help to know that this whole previous week I've been riding about 40 miles a day. But my quads feel perfect!.
I don't drink a lot of water either, and since muscles are more water, that may be the cause. But that doesn't explain anything, as I workout and my upper body and thighs (from biking) feel really good.
Any and all comments really appreciated.
Sep 9, 2002 4:43 PM
Or shin splints?
Also, see a sports specialist.
I Am Not A Doctor.
Sep 9, 2002 7:53 PM
I Am Not A Doctor, But I Play One On TV ;-)
It could be leprocyhycobob
Sep 9, 2002 5:34 PM
Just think, you can get a jersey made up that says "Team Leprocy" and nobodys gonna want to stay on your wheel. You'll be least until a foot or something else falls off.

OK, I'm bad...SORRY!!! HAAA!!!
Are you wearing knee or leg warmers?OutWest
Sep 9, 2002 8:32 PM
I've had problems in the past with them bunching up and causing problems with the backs of my knees.
Easy. Stop running. nmSpunout
Sep 10, 2002 3:29 AM
Baker's Cyst?brider
Sep 10, 2002 8:06 AM
Basically a buil-up of synovial fluid in the knee that collects in a lump behind the knee. Don't really know, but might be worth checking out.
re: It's Happening Again!!!funknuggets
Sep 10, 2002 1:06 PM
im a bit curious as to what you are describing when I see you say: "the muscle under the knee at the back of the leg" and you say your feet hurt. Now, am I supposed to take that as your calves and feet hurt? Or just your feet? I need you to elaborate. Then get specific, does it hurt at the top of your calves, bottom, etc. Does it affect left right differently? Does it hurt predominantly when you are riding, walking, running, or at rest. Where does it hurt on your feet, around your heels, arch, ankle... etc. Does it hurt more in the morning, etc... Then we need to look at your mileage in comparison to previous weeks.

Please be more specific when trying to elicit usable information from us quacks. I will say that it does NOT sound like it is related to nutrition.
re: It's Happening Again!!!2300 Edmontonian
Sep 10, 2002 4:20 PM
No, I don't wear knee warmers.
And to satisfy your curiosity funknuggests, drink some vanilla coke!,
Just kidding..
My feet don't hurt, sorry about that, all along I meant my legs, the muscles under my knees as I said.
It affects both legs equally,
It NEVER hurts when I'm riding, and it ONLY hurts AFTER a few hours AFTER I've finished running for a while. (Never during running, unless it's already hurting from the previous day's running)
Hmm, none of my friends, people over here, or my teacher can answer my questions. About time I visited the doc!
Thanks a lot!
re: It's Happening Again!!!funknuggets
Sep 11, 2002 12:17 PM
Ok, now is it the muscles in general... front AND back or just in front or back. Then, I would like to know if you are running on grass or pavement. If in front, then I would lean towards shin splints or other various problems with your tibialis antieror. If it is your calves, it could be any of about 8 muscles, but stretching is definitely a must. If it is directly behind the knee, which is common for riders with poor positioning with the seat too far back in relation to the pedal stroke. Could be a strain to the popliteus.
re: It's Happening Again!!!2300 Edmontonian
Sep 11, 2002 3:07 PM
I did try stretching a bit today, and right now I feel a bit better.
I have an appointment with the doc today night, so hopefully I'll know whats wrong.
Thanks again