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A 19-year-old male asked:

tightness in calve/ankle when running, what is the cause? how do i prevent? i sit down all day than run, could that be why?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes you have stiff: ankles because you did not warm up and stretch enough prior to heavy exercise. Even at your age, warm up and stretching are vital to maximizing athletic performance. Please do not forget about hydration as well, as dehydration can also play an important role in stiff and crampy muscles. Once you are properly warmed up and stretched, and hydrated, work extra strengthening exercises on those ankl

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