What Are Shin Splints and How Do You Prevent Them?

What Are Shin Splints and How Do You Prevent Them?

by Bevon Findley (SU)
You don’t think about your shins until they hurt. And by then, you could be looking at some major downtime. Also, known as medial tibial stress syndrome, "Shin splints" is a general term for a condition caused by inflammation to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the lower leg or adjacent soft tissue along the shin bone (tibia). Shin splints often occurs when your legs are overworked. Sometimes your shins pick up the slack for body parts that are weak. who has experienced the pain of shin splints knows the frustration in dealing with this common overuse injury.