Shin Splints

Shin splints mainly affect runners, particularly road runners.

Changing to a softer surface and making sure that you invest in high quality running shoes that will absorb the forces put through your shins, will help to prevent shin splints.

If you do develop them, you must listen to your body an rest.  Take up cycling and swimming to keep your fitness up, but avoid running and give your shins time to heal.

If you don’t, you risk turning a condition that recovers relatively quickly in to a much more serious condition, a stress fracture, that can take considerably longer to heal.