Holy shit ... I didn't even know you had muscles on the sides of your legs that could burn like this. So Wednesday I spent the whole day hiking a pretty steep slope to practice various tricks on jumps. Nothing really bothered me that day and I went back today to get a great day of Spring skiing in.
Putting on my boots I first noticed my legs felt a little tight. The Peroneus Longus is basically the muscle that runs down the side of your lower leg, think in between your calf and your shin. If you point your toes downwards you can fill this thin tendon-y muscle.
Needless to say, my first run I tried a Lincoln Loop, brought it to my feet and my legs immediately buckled under this ridiculous burning sensation. I knew immediately my day was over and I skiied down the rest of the slope and just said fuck it and drove home. Luckily it was $5 pass day if you updated your Facebook status to check in at the mountain so I didn't feel too bad.
I've hiked rails/jumps in the past but I guess I never spent a full day doing this. The slope was steep so I really had to dig my toes in and I guess that is how the muscle gets inflamed, excessive use on incline-slopes.
Has anyone experienced this before and what is the normal healing time frame? I imagine it's not bad, probably a couple days to a week but with my season winding down I'm trying to get another 3-4 days in before everything shuts down.