Exercises and advice to keep your lower leg healthy and strong.
Shinsplints are a common beginner’s injury, so many seasoned runners assume they’re immune. But medial tibial stress syndrome, the top cause of shinsplints, is usually triggered by overtraining – something that can befall even experienced runners.
If you feel soreness or pain along your shinbone while running, check your training log. Chances are you’ve increased your mileage or intensity too much without enough rest. Other causes include running on hard or uneven road surfaces and wearing worn-out shoes. Stretching, strengthening, icing, and replacing shoes are effective rehabilitation strategies. If your pain persists, you might have a stress fracture or compartment syndrome, conditions that require a doctor’s …