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Q. What is causing burning pain in calves after exercising?

Answered by
Jay Indravadan Patel
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 23, 2019

Hi doctor,

I have a constant problem with my calves whenever I do exercise, or even walk up the stairs. I am a keen field hockey player and can run very fast in short bursts, however, within five or so minutes my calves burn even though I do not feel tired. When I massage my calves, they also hurt a bit and plantar, flexing my foot also hurts, my tibialis anterior. I was wondering how I can prevent this; am I running incorrectly, are my calves tight, etc.

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Hello,

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As you mentioned about the calf muscle pain, this should be related to the footwear you been using. Are you having a flat foot? Also, what type of shoe you are using. As any shoe being used in sports should be flexible and also should be having good material. The harder the shoe sole the harder the pain can be due to quick impact. I would like to know if you have a flat foot or any ligament sprain in the past which went unnoticed and untreated.

For now, as you mentioned the pain in the calf, I will advise you to do balance board training which should activate the muscles of the lower limbs and do correction of the muscle imbalances. A good sports rehabilitation should give maximum output in the game. Also, consume more fluids to avoid fluid loss and leading to fatigue induced pain. Try doing balance board training and let me know after 10 days how the pain is.


The Probable causes:

Sports injury.

Differential diagnosis:

Ligament injury.

Probable diagnosis:

Muscle weakness.

Treatment plan:

Balance board training.


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