What are Shin Splints?
They are a common condition, and they happen when the muscles or tendons surrounding the leg bone become inflamed, irritated, and painful, which can result from overuse, a collapsing arch, stress fractures in the lower leg bones, or imbalance between opposite leg muscle groups. They frequently occur in runners and dancers.
How are they treated?
Shin splints can be treated with rest, ice, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications (ask your doctor first).
Can they be prevented?
Shin splints can be prevented by properly stretching prior to and after exercise, sports, or activity. Corrective shoes or corrective orthotics can also be used to prevent them.