About a month and a half ago my crew and I headed up to Mammoth for a weekend of lift served gnar. It was a great time, everyone had a blast and we all walked away relatively unscathed with a minimal amount of carnage. Or so I thought.
In the days following my return, i noticed some annoying muscle pains at the very top of my left calf (right below the back of the knee bend), I dismissed it as a simple muscle strain as I used to get those all the time playing basketball and lifting weights. Well, it's been a month and a half, and the pain is still there. It's not bad enough to keep me immobile, but it's bad enough to bother me when i ride. I've tried taking it easy for a few days, even took a week off riding due to a cold, and it hasn't improved.
It bugs me most after i sit in a chair for an extended period of time (have a desk job ), and then get up to walk around.. it's like it stiffens up or something. I've been doing a lot of dirt jumping with my friends, and the pain definitely manifests itself when i botch a landing by overshooting a tranny and going to flat. The whole area around the knee gets sore as well after 3-4 hours of dirt jumping.
Wondering if anyone has any insight to this. Have you ever had a muscle sprain that lasted this long? Do you think it's something more serious and is worth a doc visit? I'd hate to walk in there, just for him to tell me to take some Motrin and take it easy for 2 weeks.
Thanks a lot guys
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