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  • 1. Shin Splints By: Rogelia Garcia
  • 2. What are shin splints
    • A shin splint is a result from fatigue and or trauma to the muscles, tendons where they attach themselves to the tibia.
    • In an effort to keep the foot ankle and lower leg stable the muscles exert a great force on the tibia. This excessive force can result in the tendons being partially torn away from the bone.
  • 3. Who is more effected by shin splints
    • Athletes
    • Runners
    • Dancers
    • Aggressive walkers
  • 4. How to avoid Shin splints
    • Buy good quality running shoes
    • Be careful about increasing exercising workouts
    • Take a day or two of rest
    • Watch the camber on streets
    • Warm up before exercising
    • Watch your running form
    • Listen to your body
  • 5. Overload causes include
    • Exercising on hard surfaces, like concrete
    • Exercising on uneven ground
    • Beginning an exercise program after a long lay-off period
    • Increasing exercise intensity or duration too quickly
    • Exercising in worn out or ill fitting shoes
    • Excessive uphill or down hill running
  • 6. Treatments for shin splints
    • rest
    • Icing the shin
    • Anti-flammatory painkillers
    • Arch supports for your shoes
    • Range of motion exercises
    • Neoprene sleeve
    • Compression
    • Elevation
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