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Self Guide to Shin Pain

Shin splints or Shin soreness can cover multiple scenarios. Generally its describing pain or tenderness over the inside or outside of the shin bone.

Symptoms of Shin Splints:

  • Pain and tenderness on the inside or outside of the shin bone

  • Inflammation of the muscles and tissues surrounding the shin bones

Factors that can contribute to Shin Splints:

  • Running on inclined surfaces

  • Muscle imbalance

  • Previous Ankle or Foot injuries

  • Running on hard surfaces

  • Footwear that lacks adequate support

  • Sharp increase in training load

  • Running and walking long distances with a lot of repetition

Some self help tips:

  • Rest

  • Ice to bring down the inflammation

  • Kinesiology tape

  • Massage for pain and tension relief

Try non impact exercises like swimming and light cycling while recovering to help keep fitness levels up.

Basic yet effective stretch for the front of the shins. Both limbs underneath the bum in a seated position.

Till next time folks!!!

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