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Clenched toes/weaker left leg

BunnehBunneh Posts: 1,329
Not sure if they're intertwined in some way hence the title.

My left leg seems to be much weaker than my right, and in a visual comparison has hardly any definition in the musles. The calf muscle is a different shape to my right leg too, which what I consider to be quite odd looking. I've noticed that when I'm pushing on a hard slog I'm clenching my left toes and did wonder if there was any possible connection with that and the visible and physical weakness of that leg.

Could clenching my toes have an adverse effect on my left leg? I've started to make my left leg do some more of the work than the right to see if that helps. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.


  • ut_och_cyklaut_och_cykla Posts: 1,594
    See a physio or other specialist - sounds like something that could be adressed but not on a DIY basis!
  • campagmancampagman Posts: 73
    do a search on here for Compartment Syndrome. It was discussed on here a few months ago.
    remember to keep pedalling in circles.
  • MoontraneMoontrane Posts: 233
    Are both feet the same size? Both cleats located similarly?
    Infinite diversity, infinte variations
  • BunnehBunneh Posts: 1,329
    Sorry forgot about this post :)

    Aye, it's been a problem for years. Cleats are in the same spots on the shoes and my left foot is very very slightly smaller than the right. Back in 1996 I had a nasty MTB accident and did some nasty damage to my left leg; all healed up fine but when I had physio for it aching the therapist said there was some wasting in the left leg muscle. I see my doctor on Monday for a tablet update so will mention Compartment Syndrome. He's a very thorough doctor and will likely send me on a good few tests.

    The clenching of the toes seems more habit; I can concentrate and not have them curl up. If I forget though they tend to just clench again.

    Thanks for the replies
  • thiscocksthiscocks Posts: 549
    I notice I clench my toes when pushing also so I dont think that is a problem in its self.
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