Shin splints are a very common. A runner might get shin splints after increasing their workout intensity, or changing the surface they run on. Shin splints are also a very commonly seen in dancers. A shin splint is an injury located to the front of the outer leg. While the exact injury is unknown, shin splints seem to be cause by inflammation due to injury of the tendon and the tissues in the front of the outer leg. Shin splints are a member of a group of injuries called overuse injuries. An overuse injury is damage to a bone, muscle, ligament, or tendon due to constant stress without allowing time for the body to heal.
Shin splints can be caused by several different things. Most people get shin splints from repeated work-outs on hard surfaces during activities such as running, basketball, or tennis. You can also get them when you change to new running or workout shoes or wear shoes that don't have enough support. Also, shin splints are known to occur when running or walking on a different surface than you are used to. They are also common when you work out harder than usual or train too hard or too fast instead of working up to a training level. Some people have flat arches in their feet, which can make the feet roll inward when running. This may also lead to shin splints.
There are a few different symptoms of shin splints that you would notice as an athlete. It is very common with shin splints feel pain on the front lower part of the leg. An area of discomfort measuring 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) in length is average. It is also known for some people to have mild swelling. When you first notice the pain, it is just a dull ache or soreness at the start of your workout. However, if you do not treat your shin splints, the pain can become sharper and last until you stop exercising. At this point, it is also not uncommon for the pain can continue even after you finish your workout. Shin splints can also cause pain in the front of the outer leg below...