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SHIN SPLINTS DefinitionShin Splints account for 10% to 15% of all injuries due to running exercises, and 60% of pain in the lower legs.* It is normally in the front of the shin, or the anterior tibialis, but also occurs on the inside of the shin, or the posterior tibialis.
Shin Splints can be caused by physical factors: faulty posterior alignment, flat feet (hyperpronation), or exercise factors: muscle fatigue, overuse.
*"Shin Splints: a
P.Bates, 1985, Br. J. Sports Med., Vol. 19
SHIN SPLINTS TreatmentOften a physician or physical therapist can find the source of the pain - lack of conditioning, overuse, change of playing surface to harder court, or simply fatigue. They can also check if it is a physical problem rather than an exercise problem.
There are many treatments, including:
SHIN SPLINTS Exercises