We hope you are happy, healthy and running injury free! And we hope this month's newsletter helps you to stay injury free particularly if you are currently experiencing soreness in your shins.
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Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, are one of the most common running injuries. Symptoms can vary from slight discomfort to severe pain in the front lower leg. In most cases, the muscles along the shinbone have become swollen and the shin bone or tibia is sore to touch.
At the onset of this condition, pain is usually only felt after a run. If the condition worsens, pain may be felt continuously while running and afterwards. If a runner ignores this condition and continues to run with shin pain, it may develop into a tibial stress fracture requiring many weeks of rest to heal and recover.
This running injury is not caused by soft tissue damage as was originally thought. Bone scans have produced evidence to indicate the presence of low bone density believed to have been caused by stress placed on the shin or tibia bone while running.
There are a number of possible causes for shin splints and a number of steps you can take to prevent them and to recover more quickly. Read on to learn how to prevent and deal with this injury...
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