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Shin Splints

What are shin splints, and what causes them?

  • Pain along the inner edge of the shinbone.
  • Common in runners who’ve increased exercise intensity, duration, or frequency.

Read more about shin splints and their causes.

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How can I treat and prevent shin splints?

  • Rest, ice, compression, and over-the-counter pain relievers.
  • Supportive shoes and orthotics prescribed by healthcare professionals, barefoot running and taping.
  • Flexibility and strengthening exercises, and increasing the frequency, duration, and intensity of exercise gradually.

Read more about how to treat and prevent shin splints.

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When should I consult a doctor?

Read more about when to see a doctor.

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