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
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:
Ice to bring down the inflammation
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!!!