It's about me legs as you would have guessed and happens when running.
Symptoms: Tightness concentrated around lower front of shin and redness in roughly the same area, sometimes followed later by sharp pains I feel on my tendons and ligaments in the calf muscle should I continue to run, at which point I decide it best to stop. The tightness, to elaborate, gets to the point where I can no longer lift my foot up from the ankle. Once I've stopped running, I recover in roughly five to ten minutes.
I have tried going a month with very little to no running which didn't do much (didn't get worse, didn't get better). I've started cold ice baths now after exercise (will probably do even on rest days) but not sure what else to do besides the usual suspects - stretches and light conditioning. I'm honestly considering acupuncture so if you have experience here do let me know.
Important note, this tightness (and sometimes pain) only happens if I'm doing a "middle distance" run (i.e. one to three miles) and not during sprints strangely enough (maybe if I did them longer than half an hour something would happen) or even during a hike (even with weight).
I've got a couple ideas of what it could be of course but on the off chance one of you can enlighten me either on what I have or great recovery methods, I'm all ears. Just no "Go see the GP bro." OK? It's on the table but I'm here for different if unorthodox pointers and wisdom. Thanks for reading.