• Nerve irritations to tendonitis to stressfractures• The most common type that is experiencedinvolves the tearing away of the muscle tissuethat attaches to the front of the lower leg.• The beginner runner and the runner thatresumes training after a long lay off are mostsusceptible to this injury.• Shin splints can be felt anywhere from justbelow the knee down to the ankle. The pain maydiminish after warming up but then returns a fewminutes after the completion of a workout.
Possible causes include:· Tight Achilles and calf muscles.· Running on uneven terrain.· A sudden increase in faster running (speed work).· A sudden change from soft to hard running surfaces.· Running in worn down shoes.· Excessive uphill running. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/shin-splints?page=2
Shin splints are injuries that commonly occur in the front of the outer leg. Shin splints seem to result from inflammation of the muscle and loose tissues in the front of the outer leg. Shin splints are a member of a group of injuries called "overuse injuries." Shin splints occur most commonly in runners.http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/shin-splints?page=2
• Pain over the inside lower half of the shin. • Pain at the start of exercise which often eases as the session continues• Pain often returns after activity and may be at its worsethe next morning.• Sometimes some swelling.• Lumps and bumps may be felt when feeling the inside ofthe shin bone.• Pain when the toes or foot are bent downwards.• A redness over the inside of the shin (not alwayspresent). http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/shin-splints?page=2
Anti-inflammatory medications. Proper shoes. Stretching Physical Therapy Resting Running on soft even surfaces. Ice treatments after practice Stripping the shin musclehttp://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/shin-splints?page=2
A mild Case of A Severe case ofShin Splints can Shin Splints canTake A few weeks take months toto heal. completely heal. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/shin-splints?page=2
To prevent shin splints, you should: ◦ Always wear shoes with good support and padding. ◦ Warm up before working out, making sure to stretch the muscles in your legs. ◦ Stop working out as soon as you feel pain in your shins. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/shin-splints?page=2