Sore calves: rules and ways of rehabilitation
Pain in vascular diseases
Vascular diseases are one of the causes of pain in the calf muscles. When you stand or sit, the blood moves away poorly from the lower extremities, which leads to its stagnation. To cope with this problem can massage course.
When do calves hurt?
However, there are serious diseases that cause caviar soreness. These include, in particular, diseases such as atherosclerosis and thrombophlebitis. The treatment of these diseases should be under the supervision of a specialist. The main signs of thrombophlebitis are: pain, swelling in the lower limbs, reddening of the skin at the site of swelling.
Pain in other diseases
The calves of the legs can ache with bruises, sprains, and muscle breaks. The nature of this pain is completely different. For example, if the spinal cord is damaged, the pain spreads along the nerve trunks in various directions, including the calf muscles, imitating the pain in them.In acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the muscles (myositis), pain can also occur.
Pain and Exercise
In sports, pain may occur due to high loads. Probably each of us in our life felt how our calves hurt after running. However, at times such pain can be caused by not knowing the specifics of running. Some of us, due to time constraints, keep fit at home every night before watching TV. However, after such training, many complain that they have sore calves. And immediately there is a doubt in the correctness of the exercises.
Running on the spot
Some experts consider running on the spot as an inexpedient exercise, since it lacks a physiological movement forward. In fact, with such a run, you do not run, but stand still. In other words, running on the spot is not running and such a movement is not at all natural and physiological. Besides the fact that when performing this exercise, the calves can hurt, it puts a significant strain on the joints. When running on the spot violated the biomechanics of muscle contraction, which work at an unusual angle, which leads to the emergence of microscopic muscle breaks.Such exercises can lead to bone damage (cracks). Thus, the calves will not hurt, if competently approached the implementation of exercises.
Classic jogging in the gym
Much more useful is the classic jogging in the gym or on the street, in which you will move forward. However, in the usual running has its own nuances. So inexperienced coaches in school groups are forced to perform a run with their knees high. Such a run, according to experts, is the most dangerous and can lead to injury. For older people, who, among other things, may have varicose veins of the lower extremities, such a run is completely undesirable.
The most important thing is gradualness
Immediately after the treatment of diseases of the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems, one should not start running. In this case, gradualness is important. Start over with normal walking. As the body adapts, increase its speed. And only after the full recovery of the body, you can smoothly move to a run.