Calf Pain After Racing. How to Recover?




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I feel severe pain in calf muscles after racing.

How to recover faster after a race?


Кульков Олег Сергеевич

Kulkov Oleg

Master of Sports of International class in track and field athletics, winner of the Zurich marathon, participant of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, multiple European Cup and Russian championships medalist, coach of the school “I Love Running”

Good day!

Pain in calf muscles is absolutely normal and adequate response to long-term or high-intensity load. 

Massage (the sooner after finishing the better), kinesiology taping before and after a race, warm salt bath and just walks may help reduce pain. Low-intensity activity allows your muscles to recover faster due to the increase of blood flow.

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