Shin Splints

The term “shin splints” refers to pain along or just behind the tibia or shinbone located in the front of your lower leg. These occur during physical activity and result from too much force being placed on your shinbone and connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone. Causes of shin splints are poor arch support, narrow shoes, too small of shoes, or running mechanics. Shin splints are common in runners and in those who participate in activities with sudden stops and starts, such as basketball, soccer or tennis. To prevent shin splints you must gain muscle flexibility, warm up properly, introduce training modifications gradually, and vary training.
Treating shin splints:
Ice swollen shins
Stretch hamstrings calves and shins
New shoes, insoles for shoes (superfeets are awesome)
Work on running mechanics

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