I’m looking for some ideas here as I’ve been struggling with myofascial pain in both my calf for the last 5 months. Back in January I seem to suffer mild-moderate strain in both calves by most likely upping the intensity and volume to fast on the bike trainer and ever since it has been quite the roller coaster. Right away I’ve started physiotherapy and with combination of dry needling, myofascial release massage and home stretching I slowly started feeling better and started training again very slowly. After about a month of starting training again I’ve experienced a setback and pain came back, forcing me off the bike and starting close to square one. After a few weeks of the pain going up and down (and no physio visit at that time with the covid), I finally started feeling a little better, still with dull ache and a mix of sharp pain when riding. Bottom line is that after all that time my progress seem to have plateau and depending on how hard a ride I’ll either feel more or less pain, still always feeling dull ache in both calves. My GP doesn’t seem to think it’s anything vascular either and not a strain and/or tear (being that pain is in both calves). So my physio have tried a lot of different things already and I don’t seem to be responding positively to any treatment at this point (dry needling, deep tissue massage, suction cup, electrical stimulation). I wonder if anyone in here as experience something similar and how they have been able to either healed completely or at the very least manage their pain. I’m pretty depressed not being able to ride pain free and I’m not really able to train at all.
Thanks for your help!