Posted on 19th March 2019 at 20:06
What are Shin Splints?
Shin Splints is the generic name given to pain located at the front or outside of one's shin, and is one of the most common complaints for joggers and people involved in high impact sport. It is usually caused and exacerbated by exercise.
It is not generally serious but is painful and can inhibit you from playing sport. This can be due to micro-tears in the muscles causing inflammation, or due to tight muscles and fascia pulling on the tibia bone where they insert.
What causes Shin Splints?
A sudden increase in weight bearing physical activity
Repetitive and consistent running on hard surfaces, such as roads and pavements
Poor running technique
Wearing inappropriate or ill fitting footwear
Having tight calves