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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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This is actually a interesting question. Someone who has thought about this is Jules Mitchell, who just put out a book out on stretching. If I recall correctly, in a podcast, she said that "tight" is not a meaningful term in the world of anatomy or biomechanics. The reason is that there is no way to measure whether a muscle is "tight" or not. A muscle ...


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Wearing compression tights at the gym has definitely become more common throughout the years. Various athletes now partake claiming different benefits: IE yogi’s for tighter clothing and ease in mobility, runner’s for anti-chaffing, some folks opt in purely for style. For weightlifting, some have indulged in the trend for shin protection (when weights bounce ...


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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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I would, too, advise to explore some gentle form of movement as Dave suggested earlier in his comment. If you are looking for motivation and a starting point, this might be a good one: http://grimmly2007.blogspot.hu/2009/06/developing-practice-part-23-then-and.html


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Perform this test : Stand up on your legs, both feet on the ground. Then, grab your knee with your hands and hold your leg against your stomach. Release your knee from your hands and try to maintain your leg at the height it was previously located. If your knee drops significantly, which should happen given your description, then probably your hip flexors ...


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I'll approach this from two angles. For lack of betters terms, let's call one the microscopic angle and the other the eye test. Microscopic Without going into the weeds on this, muscle contracts using filaments. "The Sliding Filament Theory of muscle contraction." Or, "certain things latch onto to other things": Above GIF made from this video: https://www....


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There could be issues with your body causing all this tightness which until addressed will leave you perpetually tight. Your posterior chain works as a unit, so a bad link in the chain will make the entire unit have issues. Some of these include: High or low arches in feet, plantar fasciitis, or other foot issues: this can cause your calves to ...


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Sitting is quite literally killing you. There is a long thread of answers over here related to fixing the damage that comes from long term computer work. It took months and years to cause the damage, and it will take months and years to repair it fully. You can't stretch and play around with some dumbbells for a couple of weeks and expect anything remotely ...


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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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