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Whenever I jog for 10 minutes, Tibialis anterior muscle start to tense up to the point where it hurts. It's preventing me from doing long distance jogging.

I am not sure why this is happening. I usually walk for 5 minutes before I jog, giving it a bit of warning. But it doesn't seem to help.

I am 6' and 165 lbs. My left knee joint is slightly weak, so I try to jog softly, but that actually accelerates the process of Tibialis tense-up.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Has anyone solved this problem before?

Image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tibialis.png

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That image is under a license (CC-BY-SA 3.0), please add the relevant information if you copy such an image. –  Baarn Oct 23 '12 at 6:51
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I had the problem with my calf. I talked to a friend of mine who is physiotherapist and we found out that my muscle was too short because I never stretched it. So try stretching your tibalis and whenever you jog stretch it dynamically before. If it doesn't help see yourselve a physiotherapist which is normally the best option.

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You have a point. I am not very flexible and I never stretch before jogging. –  garbage collection Oct 23 '12 at 8:41
    
But don't overstretch this will lower the strength of a muscle, just a little dynamical stretching before and a static stretching afterwards. –  Danny Oct 23 '12 at 8:57
    
I have the same problem, what kind of stretching do you do for this muscles? Before and after running. –  pkhamre Oct 28 '12 at 8:36
    
Well just google it;) here's one possibility: walking.about.com/od/stretching/a/shinstretch.htm But to be honest I never really stretched this muscle. –  Danny Oct 29 '12 at 7:49
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