I'm going to talk to my personal trainer about this but thought i'd put it out to the people here to get some thoughts/opinions.
Before the holidays after about a two hour session on the ice I got a really intense pain in the calf of my right (landing) leg. The pain was towards the middle of the calf and radiated down. It was towards the end of the session and it happened after working on loops and flips. So i just got off the ice shortly after but i noticed the pain happened when I pointed my right toe, so even going into forward spins hurt when i pointed my right toe as I stepped onto the left spinning leg.
Since I was having time off for the holidays I rested up and after about a week the pain went, I had another week off where I felt no pain at all doing ordinary every day things and then went back to the rink yesterday. I warmed up slowly with field moves up and down the rink and then started doing a few hops to warm up to full jumps. I did a waltz jump and noticed the area that i'd hurt when I landed the jump. I say noticed because it didn't exactly hurt but it registered that the part of my calf that i'd hurt, felt the landing. I did toe-loop and salchow and felt the same thing on the landing. Went to do a loop and the calf muslce really hurt on the take off and landing. It feels like pointing the toe to anticipate landing causes some pain - but its specifically on the loop where you jump and land on the same foot that it causes the most pain. I didn't even attempt a flip after that. I was fine doing waltz, toe-loop and salchow, but took it easy jumpwise.
So i'm trying to figure out what is actually hurt, is it something to do with my achilles tendon?
I've had these boots for years now and i'm wondering if they've maybe broken down despite not having creases on anything showing up visually that would tell me they've broken down?
All thoughts/opinions gratefully received.