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Discussion: calf

in: paw; paw > 2017-03-31

Mar 31, 2017 9:14 AM # 
Big Jon:
see a physio asap and get some treatment, advice and you'll be back sooner. Good luck ;-)
Mar 31, 2017 10:46 AM # 
Thanks for the advice. No chance of getting an appointment before I fly out on Monday, but I've had so many calf injuries that I know the drill backwards anyway. I've also got a full week of being a tourist to keep me from trying to do anything silly.
Mar 31, 2017 11:54 AM # 
Ice and compression for now. Massage and stretching in a few days. You pulled up quick so it's shouldn't put you out any longer than 10 days is you work on the scar tissue and load it back slowly.
Mar 31, 2017 12:05 PM # 
I did mine on 27 Jan, was jogging by 10 Feb and (sprint) racing on 19 Feb, so hopefully you will be ok for the British. Good luck for a speedy recovery!
Mar 31, 2017 12:30 PM # 
Nah, you're completely jiggered, just give up and eat pies. (thinks - only have to get rid of another 300 M45's and I'll be #1!!!)

What the others said :-)
Mar 31, 2017 1:28 PM # 
Thanks Brad...cheered me up no end!

Re the British, I now have a rule that I don't enter events while I'm injured. It used to be that I would cut corners on rehabbing so as to be fit for race X and then get injured again, usually in the week before race X took place. This became more likely to happen the bigger race X was, as I'd be even keener to do well. Some of my worst periods of multiple consecutive injuries derived from this pattern. I'm not sure that even High Dam is worth breaking my rule for, and given the ridiculously early entry deadline I would have to do so.

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