Shin Splints - Cause, Prevention and Recovery

Shin splints is the most common lower limb injury in sports. Prevalent among runners, dancers and military personnel. Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints are characterised by pain on the inner border of the shin during and following exercise

Causes

MTSS can be caused by a variety of factors, the most common being over-use. Runners tend to be affected most due to the constant impacts through the shin when running on hard or uneven surfaces. Increasing mileage too quickly and incorrect or unsuitable footwear tend to be common causes too.

SPORTTAPE Shin Splints Recovery Guide

Treatments & Prevention

We've put together a handy recovery guide to get you back on the road in no time. Runners - when it's time to to pull the running shoes back on, be sure that they are supportive enough for your gait and cushioned enough for the mileage you intend to run. If you are adjusting to 'barefoot' shoes, do it very gradually and be wary of your distance. If you;re not wearing running shoes, make sure to stay on top of the the strengthening and stretching exercises, the calfs cannot be ignored!

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