Originally Posted by Nicky Flash
I just recently started getting pain in my calves after running. I've never gotten this pain before, but it hurts like hell after I get back from a run.
Could this just mean that I need new running shoes or is this something else?
You sure it's the calves themselves and not the achilles? Because you probably got tendinitis. Rest up until it completely heals, and if you have to run on hard surfaces (sidewalk as you said), buy shoes with better padding.