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Tightness On Front Of Shin...


#1

Hey all, not sure what the muscle is called, but its the one that is on the front of the shins. At times mine are very tight, is there a stretch for that or is it something more serious that I need to get checked out? It just feels like a tight muscle but not more then that. Thankx in advance for the help.


#2

how often does it happen? it could be a cramp...


#3

Im not sure of the name but I know what one it is.

If it dont hurt I wouldnt worry that much about it. Thats just my opinion, though its highly likely im wrong!

But I will say that mine are usually always tight or even hard feeling to begin with. Thats mostly cause I jump rope a lot and scuba dive weekly. I noticed that muscle build up tremendously from kickin my fins!


#4

It doesnt happen all that often, but when it does it will last for a day or two. And feeling like a cramp is actually the best way to describe it.


#5

Anterior Tibialis (some also like those words reversed).

A good general stretch would be to stand facing a wall with your hands against the wall, point your toe, and gently press the top of your foot into the ground.

Do you run a lot?

-Dan


#6

lasts a day or two, hmm..

i do get that cramp-like feeling after running, but it only lasts maybe 10 minutes

maybe yours is just a more severe case?

my theory is that my tibialis is just weak and out of shape, and hopefully it'll go away once i'm in better condition