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Experiencing increasing calf pain with running can be an incredibly frustrating experience for your running patients, especially when it is severely limiting or stopping them from being able to run. You can have a lot of success in helping your runners overcome running related calf pain, and in episode 66 of the Physio Edge podcast, we give you practical strategies and exercises you can use in your treatment.

Tom Goom and David Pope helped you explain the causes of calf pain to your running patients, differential diagnosis and red flags, and what you need to assess in episode 64 and episode 65, and in Episode 66 you will explore:

  • How to strengthen the calf complex
  • Strengthening for local ankle and foot muscles
  • Benefits and how to incorporate strengthening for the kinetic chain
  • Incorporating neural mobility into your treatment
  • Adjusting and progressing training loads
  • The role of gait retraining in the treatment of calf pain

If you would love to get better results with calf pain in runners, the podcast handout contains the key takehome messages for you. You can download it here.

To complement this podcast and improve your treatment of runners, Tom Goom and I have created three awesome free Achilles tendinopathy rehab videos. This is a series of three evidence-based videos to help you master Achilles treatment. CLICK HERE to get your free access to these videos

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When your patients present with calf pain, do you have a clear understanding of the likely causes and potential differential diagnosis? Do they have any red flags that require urgent medical attention? What other issues besides a calf tear could be causing their calf pain?

It's time to brush off those diagnostic skills, to understand the types of calf pain you can treat, and which patients you need to refer on immediately.

In this podcast with Tom Goom and David Pope, we are going to break it down for you, so you are confident in assessing and diagnosing the different types of calf pain. You will understand:

  • How to identify calf muscle pathology or tears
  • When symptoms are due to neural irritation or pathology
  • Different types of vascular pathology, including popliteal artery entrapment
  • Red flags such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • What information imaging can provide

You can download a free handout containing a summary of the podcast info on differential diagnosis, which you can download here.

Tom Goom and I are really excited to share three free evidence-based Achilles tendinopathy rehabilitation videos - to help you master the treatment of achilles tendinopathy. These will be out soon, so join us for these free masterclasses

 

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One of the most popular blogposts of all time on Tom Goom's website running-physio.com is on how to manage calf tears in runners. Is this because it is a really common problem, or because Tom wrote such a great blogpost? It's a bit hard to tell, and most likely it's a bit of both, but it begs the question "Why is calf pain one of the issues so many runners face? "

In episode 64 of the Physio Edge podcast, David Pope and Tom Goom discuss the latest research around calf pain in runners and what is actually going on. We want to give you all the tools you need to assess runners that present with calf pain, so we have included this in the episode as well.

We also created a free handout with the info and assessment tests from this podcast, which you can download here.

If you would like to up your game on calf pain, here are some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • What is responsible for calf pain in runners?
  • What are the common symptoms?
  • What will imaging show (or not show)?
  • What happened to chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS)? Does it still exist?
  • What is biomechanical overload syndrome, and how is it different to CECS?
  • Who are the most likely culprits to experience calf pain?
  • How can you assess runners with calf pain?
  • What tests should you perform?
  • How can you perform a calf capacity test?

Tom Goom and I are releasing free Achilles running rehab videos - a series of three evidence-based videos to get you great results with achilles tendinopathy. These will be out soon, so join us to master Achilles treatment

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