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What Are Shin Splints?

Shin splints, also referred to as tibial stress syndrome, are defined as pain in the front part of the lower leg which occurs after strenuous activity. This particular type of pain is generally associated with running or those sports which have high impact on the legs. The severity of shin splints depends on whether or not high impact activity is continued. The first symptoms are usually a dull pain or ache in the shin but with continual activity the pain becomes more intense, almost to the point […]

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Shin Splints Self Care

Shin splints are generally caused by some intense force in the muscle of the lower leg. Prevention is to be well prepared before undergoing any kind of exercise and warming up or avoiding the particular type of high impact exercise in the first instance. The time span recommended for healing shin splints is around two weeks but sometimes this can be prolonged depending of the severity of the injury. Low impact activities such as swimming and cycling are a solution to continued exercise but reducing the amount […]

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