I think I have shin splints
I just started running regularly.
My lower legs really hurt. What’s up?
Shin splints is a fancy term for pain in the lower leg. The key to preventing them is proper training—warm up before running, and stretch afterward.
The best way to treat shin splints is with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation). Wrap your leg, and elevate it with an ice pack for 10 minutes.
Feeling better after a week of rest? Dr. Kevin Stone, an orthopedic surgeon suggests using shock absorbers or a compression sleeve during runs. Try Dr. Scholl’s DynaStep Sport Inserts for extra support.
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