Sorry to hear about the leg Alex,how did yours happen? I was lucky enough to get to hospital quick enough to get away with muscle removal.
Team Banana Spokesman wrote:
OMG this thread scares me. :shock:
You had to have your calf removed because it hit a pedal??? :shock:
what are the chances of this happening to me? please tell me this is a very freak/rare condition! :shock:
So if I start riding at a threshold like pace (i.e TT or up a long gradual hill), after about 3-4 mins my toes feel like they want to curl up, my foot wants to twist inwards and I get an uncomfortable cramp like sensation in my calf. If I back off/un clip my foot and move it around, it then eases very quickly and the then the same thing happens after 3-4 mins etc.. I notice that after a long ride, after around the 2-3 hour mark, the symptoms ease a bit and I can go for slightly longer, but ultimately it will still cramp at some point. for the past 5 months I have had this problem.
p.s Only happens on my left hand side.