An Insight into Shin Splints

RunnerShin splints are a term commonly used to describe lower leg pain. However, shin splints are only one of several conditions that affect the lower leg. The most common causes of lower leg pain are general shin soreness, shin splints and stress fractures.

Shin soreness is simply a muscular overuse problem. By using the RICER regime you will be able to overcome 95% of all general shin soreness within about 72 hours. For lower leg pain that goes beyond general shin soreness, a more aggressive approach must be taken and this is where shin splints come in.

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