Shin splints are a common exercise-related problem.
The term “shin splints” refers to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia).
7 Causes of Shin Splints:
1.Starting or intensifying a sport or training.
2.Wearing unsupportive shoes.
3.Running or playing sports on hard surfaces.
4.Running on hilly or uneven terrain.
5.Having preexisting foot and ankle problems.
6.Having poor running form.
7.Having tight calf muscles.
Most shin splints will heal on their own. Rest for at least three days (no running), ice the area for 15 to 20 minutes four or five times a day until the pain subsides and wear compression stockings. After three days of rest, you can gradually get back to your training schedule.
5Tips to Prevent Shin Splints:
1.Stretch your calves and hamstrings.
2.Avoid sudden increases in physical activity.Â
3.Exercise on softer surfaces when possible.Â
4.Strengthen your foot and the arch of your foot.
5.Strengthen your hip muscles.
5.Buy new athletic shoes that are right for you.
5.Stay at a healthy body weight.
According to research, one of the factors in shin splints is vitamin D deficiency. So,Â taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent the pain from recurring.