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harshcancerian

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 2
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Hi

Location of the pain:
back of my left knee, in the upper calf muscle.

Have this slight strain/pain for the past 3 weeks now, started after I worked-out on my elliptical for 20 mins very hard.
It is not so bad and am able to walk without any issues.
The pain becomes strong when I start running or swimming. If I continue running/swimming for a while, the pain grows and then I have to stop.

After a few hours the pain decreases back to a constant slight pain.

This is not a normal calf muscle pain, It is slightly higher at the back on my left leg.

Please advise the muscle name that you think is affected and what can I do strengthen this muscle.

Thanks
Harsh


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RunDoc

Registered: 10/26/05
Posts: 743
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Harsh,

This can still be your calf muscle (gastrocnemius) muscle - it originates above the knee joint in the back.  The only other few muscle groups back there are the popliteus, hamstrings, and plantaris.  My guess is that it is the gastroc.  I would do some gentle stretching and some eccentric loading of the calf.  You can google search how to do that, but basically hang your heels off a step, toe up with both feet, shift all your weight to the affected side and then slowly let yourself down below the level of the step and then repeat.  Work your way up to 3 sets of 15, twice/ day.

Nilesh
harshcancerian

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 2
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Hi Nilesh

Found this video on youtube


can you please check if this is the exercise you recommended.

Regards
Harsh


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That's not it.  This is it:


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