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What Causes Swelling Of Calf Muscles After A Ride?

Went riding my motorcycle yesterday, first time since last year, today my clafs are swollen? Is this connected to my 9 hour ride? Note, this is on a sport tourer on which you sit like a jockey, not a harley davidson. Sorry, I m 5 7 , 66 years old and weigh 180lbs.
Mon, 8 Apr 2019
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Hello,

I myself is a long rider for non-stop 14-16 hours. at the age of 66 of yours, this is one of the most common things which may happen due to lack of venous return. and the swelling you have is totally related to the riding you did for 9 hours.

This swelling will come down as there is nothing to worry.

I will advise to take breaks after every 50 -75 miles and do some walking or static jogging. this will help avoid to have swelling in future.

I am glad to hear at 66 you still go for long rides. this motivates me to pull on myself till I breathe on my cruiser.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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What Causes Swelling Of Calf Muscles After A Ride?

Hello, I myself is a long rider for non-stop 14-16 hours. at the age of 66 of yours, this is one of the most common things which may happen due to lack of venous return. and the swelling you have is totally related to the riding you did for 9 hours. This swelling will come down as there is nothing to worry. I will advise to take breaks after every 50 -75 miles and do some walking or static jogging. this will help avoid to have swelling in future. I am glad to hear at 66 you still go for long rides. this motivates me to pull on myself till I breathe on my cruiser. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist