This week I was out of action with a calf injury. I spent a few days sulking and feeling depressed but also resting and treating the injury with regular icing and ultrasound. After consulting my GP and physiotherapist the diagnosis is that I have strained my plantaris muscle, thankfully not torn it and that because I treated it so early I’ve probably helped speed along the healing process.
According to the physio, they usually advise patients that calf strain takes 4-6 weeks to heal but after the treatment he thinks I could be back running in 2 weeks. Great news! Until then, I’ve got instructions to continue with my training plan but substitute the running for another aerobic activity. I’ll be checking out a few spinning classes over the next couple of weeks, and hopefully be back running in time for the South Downs Relay.