Joe has calf pain but is running the #LondonMarathon on Sunday, Guru says do not run differently but tape

April 23, 2015


I’ve been running and training for the marathon on Sunday. I’ve noticed some pain when running on the outside of my left calf / shin area. Tends to be pain on impact on that foot when I’m running. Any ideas for running on Sunday?
Should I try and book in for a sports massage tomorrow ? (Thursday?)

Shall I tape the area and take painkillers on the day and hope it does not interfere on my run?




April 23, 2015

Hi Joe

Time is not of the essence and so it’s time to get you running as pain free as poss.

I think a SM is a great idea – and it’ll also give you an extra set of eyes on your injury.

I don’t think I’d try to run differently in Sunday, but tape and painkiller/AI wouldn’t go amiss.

Have fun and run free

By way –

AI – anti inflams (if you can take them)

I think it’s simple overload – you’ve done the training and your body is drifting in the red zone. Your peroneal muscles probably need a little more strength to keep you foot going for mile after mile, and they’ve started to fatigue and swell in protest.

The Guru

Six Physio

Joe replies: Perfect thank you very much.

Heading over to the expo tonight so going to ask for a massage there if possible. Thanks again for the help

Guru Responded

Have more questions?

If you're struggling with Running issues then we'd love to help. We offer appointments within 24 hours whether face to face at one of our London Physio Clinics, virtually or if you’d prefer we can arrange a home visit.

Request An Appointment

We aim to get back to you within an hour

How should we contact you?