Common Causes of Calf Pain in Endurance Athletes

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Achilles was the hero in Homer's Iliad, but he had one weakness — calf pain! Similarly, many endurance athletes suffer from disabling calf pain that limits their ability to train and race effectively. In some studies, calf injuries account for up to 30% of all sports related injuries. Endurance sports such as running and cycling place unique stress on the bones, muscles, and tendons of the leg resulting in a number of commonly seen injury patterns.

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