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Good morning. I work as an athletic therapist for the US Army currently and was with the USMC for 4 years prior to that in the same capacity. Anterior tibialis pain/tightening is usually caused by tight calves. As your foot dorsiflexes the calf muscles have to allow that motion to occur. If your calf muscles are tight the anterior tibialis and other ...


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Having an ongoing problem is a real challenge. It sounds as if you are an experienced runner who has been dealing with this condition for a long while so I'm assuming you've researched or tried the following, but you may want some professional help, other than a doctor. And when choosing a doctor for a runner, choose a Sports Medicine doctor who runs. ...


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The most likely reason is you pull up your foot when you run. This seems pretty common. Holding your foot up while running can exhaust your shins. It can also perpetuate heel striking which removes some of the shock absorption that your feet naturally provide. This in turn causes your shins to be even more tired. Tired shins may lead to shin splints if the ...


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Oddly, I've experienced the same thing. I suffered through shin splints for years. Even a 5% increase in mileage made my legs ache. I sought advice from a number of doctors (including sports physicians), physical therapists, physical trainers, long distance/ultra runners, etc... and finally found a solution that helped me. A fellow runner suggested that ...


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Do not do any self-diagnosis. Consult a musculoskeletal specialist and get yourself diagnosed. Never assume anything, as similar symptoms may be because of different reasons.If given proper attention at the right time, any issue can be fixed.


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I run often, 5 miles at a time. I experience this, especially on my right shin. It tightens up after about 1/2 mile. It's not painful, but it's discomforting. Sometimes I can tough it out and run through it, but most of the other times I cannot. I believe it has a lot to do with water retention. I weigh myself before I work out, and after I'm done, to see ...


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They are called shin splits. Recently being called medial tibial stress syndrome. This is indicative of your calves being significantly stronger than your tibialis anterior. Other causes are listed in the aforementioned article. I played soccer competitively and this was my main weakpoint after a 90 minute game; Painful shins after cooldown. The fix ...


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So the "shin" muscle everybody usually refers to is the anterior tibialis. Here are some stretches: http://walking.about.com/od/stretching/a/shinstretch.htm http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/stretch-anterior-tibialis-muscle-8489.html


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Without a professional diagnosis from a sports doctor, the precise cause of your shin splints can not be assessed. It should also be understood that the term shin splints is an umbrella term that covers a host of different conditions. However, many of those conditions have a common origin: poor running mechanics, and/or excessive training volume relative to ...


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One of my teams mates tried something different some years back in a very similar situation: He simply spent 5-7 weeks where he didn't run on roads at all, but instead went for long walks - 10-15 km - in his running shoes. As I recollect, he walked for 2 x 1 hour the first week and ended with 3 x 3 hours the last week. He did experience some mild shin pains ...


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I've experience this for a long time, it get much better right now but not solved completed. First reason cause it is your foot may be supination/pronation, at least this is what I had. You can go hospital and do a simple test with a result like this : http://2.im.guokr.com/gkimage/34/vn/tp/34vntp.png The left one is normal/good arch, and make sure yours ...


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After a showboarding accident I've had problems with shin splints in my right ankle for years. I've tried a couple of things and between the two I've seen a huge improvement in under a week. Toe lifts If you just to go straight to the instructions they're some good ones on gizmodo. This seems to be the only way to solve the problem for good. If your calf ...


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Another possibility would be you have chronic compartment syndrome. Basically the muscle sheathing doesn't expand sufficiently with the muscle. This can range from uncomfortable to very painful and feels pretty much exactly like the muscle is tightening up. I had a more sever case, but I was never able to find any stretch or warmup exercise that helped ...


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