Question about running/stretching.

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  1. MobileSuit

    MobileSuit New Member

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    I just started running again and I've noticed that the muscle that runs on the front outside of my shin gets really tight. I figured it was just because I havent run in over a year, but tonight my right leg got so tight I had to stop running.

    Is this normal? Is there a strech I can do to loosen up that muscle?
     
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    Search for shin splints.
     
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    I always thought shin splints were a bone problem :o
     
  4. Steve325

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    whatever they are, they don't seem to go away. I've tried everything in the book for about a year and still can't run
     
  5. sportsjunkie

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    shin splints can occur from the tibialis anterior "slapping" agianst the tibia when running

    ice it a lil bit after running (no more than 10 minutes)
     
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    my physio told me to ice it before stretching, then run, then ice after as well.
     
  7. Steve325

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    how is this supposed to be effective when majority of the people who have them, can't run?
     
  8. sportsjunkie

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    well if you have pain you are suppose to discontinue doing that exercise and remedy the injury. it may take days even weeks for you to not feel pain anymore when running

    there are some exercises you can do to strengthen the tibialis anterior:

    reverse calf raises
    simple ankle pumps (up and down)
    roll your foot on a cylinder object (coffee can)

    basically any dorsiflexion exercise...if you have any type of resistance band you could dorsiflex with it
     
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