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Sports med/ortho please advise: why would lunge cause pain at base of anterior tibial on only one leg? deconditioned by desk job so just started program.

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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Can't tell what: Base of anterior tibial refers to. Lunges put quite a bit of stress on your knee caps and where the knee cap connects to you tibia or shin bone. If your quads are weak, this further increses the force. Most likely, you should seek lower inpact exercises to strengthen your quads first before loading the knee cap so much. I would suggest cycling or rowing to begin.
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 27 years experience
Ileotibial band : You are tight my friend! stretch after you warm up! the trip from couch to in shape has many mountains. Lack of elasticity is one of them.

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