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Q: What are shin splints?
Shin splints is a term that is used to describe pain
in the lower leg that occurs during exercise, often
on the inside border of the (tibia) shin bone. It
has many causes and can affect athletes at all fitness
levels. >Beginning runners can develop the problem
as they are not accustomed to the activity, and seasoned
athletes can develop it if they change running surfaces
or shoes. As such, treatment must be individualized,
but an important component of rehab for most all cases
is a good stretching program, before and after exercising.
Also a program of exercises to progressively strengthen
the muscles is usually recommended.
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