Chronic pain in my right lower leg. Pain ranges from below the knee to the ankle, and can be posterior or anterior. Pain gets worse as day progresses.
I stretch 15 minutes every morning and 10 minutes every night, because my leg will start to hurt if I dont.
Last week I started an exercise program, and ran 3 times in the first 5 days. Not a good idea. My leg has gotten progressively worse over the last 4 days.
Stretching seems to aleve the pain for a little while, but now its worse than ever.
I know the whole RICE routine, and Im not asking for treatment, but a solution.
My one friend suggested I was not getting enough electrolytes, so on top of my multivitamin, I started taking calcium and magnesium vitamins. I also take fish oil and flax seed oil pills every day.
History of the injury can be dated back to 2008 when I started shooting hoops everyday with low-ankle shoes, and then proceeded to keep playing through intense pain. My leg has been susceptible to injury since.
And I often strain/pull other muscles do to exercise, but nothing as bad or as chronic as my right lower leg.
Btw, I was in a car accident when I was 2 years old, and my right foot was shattered. My recovery was fine, and the foot has never bothered me. Could my leg pain be a delayed result of the accident?
Hope I gave pertinent information. Thank you.