As I was running today I stopped to hydrate and then as I got going again my
right calf tightened up. I walked another half mile or so, stretched but it did
not fade. I finished the run, iced up, applied sports cream and elevated my
leg. The pain was not a cramp because it still smarts. Stretching does not
help and I was wondering if you have heard similar woes. The area or
sensitivity is three inches below the knee on the outside upper calf muscle. I
do not think it's ITB but I have no idea. If you have any suggestions that
would be great. Thanks.
Two ideas. One: There is a peripheral nerve that runs over the fibula head as it
dives into the lower leg. I have seen neuritis develope after trauma to the
fibula head (like a football helmet). you might have tweaked the nerve. If so it
should recover quickly. Two: You have a tendonitis of the distal portion of the
ITB, which inserts just above the fibula head. In that case, the problem is more
biomechanical, and orhtotics should be part of yoru long term solution.