This started happening only recently.
In high school about a couple years ago I used to play a lot of sports. Almost every day I’d be either playing soccer, basket ball, or football. I never had any issues with my calf’s.
About 4 months ago I decided to start running again to get back in shape. It was fine initially until like a week into it. That’s when my calf started hurting a lot. I thought it was just soreness so I didn’t mind it. But it lasted for a couple weeks. Those two weeks I didn’t run so it went away.
It happens every time I do some sort of intense exercise or sport. It would get so bad that I can’t even jog. And rarely I’d get some extremely painful cramps.
I’ve tried stretching before sports, I’ve tried massaging it before, and I’ve tried taking week breaks until it doesn’t hurt anymore. Nothing seems to work.
Also again, I’ve never had this pain in high school 2 years ago, when I would run a lot for hours at a time.