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Scott Drum, Ph.D, FACSM December 28, 2011 TWEET COMMENTS 7

What's That Thorn in My Shin?

Avoid this common early season injury

Have you ever had that annoying pain down the medial (most common) or lateral/anterior side of your tibia? ...

 

Illustration by Steve Graepel

Have you ever had that annoying pain down the medial (most common) or lateral/anterior side of your tibia, especially in the soft-tissue region, that you can't quite pinpoint with one touch? The one that, if you let it persist long enough, precludes you from running a single step without pain. You may have experienced it when you've increased your running mileage disproportionately to your fitness level, or worn improper footwear, among other possibilities.

While that pain in your shin—known as shin splints—is a common running injury, the jury is out on just how to treat it and prevent its occurrence or recurrence.



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