How to Prevent and Self-Treat Shin Splints


Marathon Training Academy

September 12, 2015

In this guest post for Marathon Training Academy, you will discover the common causes for shin splints and learn simple prevention strategies and treatment options to quickly help aid in your recovery.

ShinSplints_Arrows_LandscapeThe term shin splints, also known as an anterior compartment syndrome, refers to pain along the shinbone (tibia), the large bone in the front of your lower leg. Shin splints can be excruciatingly painful to the point that you may struggle to walk or run. They are typically caused by inflammation in the anterior muscle of the lower leg known as the anterior tibialis muscle. This is the primary muscle needed to lift your foot. Shin splints are often considered an over use injury and unfortunately, are relatively common in runners. Discover the common causes for shin splints and implement these strategies to prevent and self-treat shin splints. Continue Reading