Tibialis Anterior Pain
Tibialis anterior pain is a problem that affects many people. This pain can have many causes, including overuse, injury, and certain other conditions. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the causes and ways to treat and prevent it.
The Tibialis Anterior is the muscle that runs along the front of the lower leg. In particular, it is responsible for pulling the foot upward when we walk or run. When this muscle is overused or injured, it can cause pain in the shin.
What causes tibialis anterior pain?
The most common cause of tibialis anterior pain is probably overuse. This can be caused by too much physical activity without adequate recovery time or improper footwear. When the muscle is overused, it can cause small tears in the muscle fibers that lead to pain.
Permanent overuse can develop into chronic pain, known as shin splints. This condition can be caused by overuse, muscle fiber tears, periosteum inflammation, and improper load exposure of the legs. Treatment is often arduous.
What to do against tibialis anterior pain?
You can relieve pressure on the affected area by reducing sports activity and wearing comfortable shoes. Cooling with ice packs can help relieve pain and swelling.
Increase your shins work capacity
Once you can move again without much pain, you should strengthen your tibialis anterior. With most people, the shin muscles are too weak. Many training programs include the calf muscles on the back of the lower leg and completely neglect the front (tibialis muscles, including the tibialis anterior). Regular tibialis training will make you less susceptible to tibialis anterior pain.
In our next blog post, we'll show you exercises that strengthen the Tibialis Anterior and make your ankles more flexible!
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Disclaimer: This post is not a substitute for individual advice and does not constitute medical advice.