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Shin splints


Shin splints result when muscles, tendons and bone tissue become overworked. Pain caused by overuse along the shinbone, the large front bone in the lower leg. Shin splints often occur in athletes who’ve recently intensified or changed their training routines. The main symptom is pain in the leg. Treatment includes rest, ice and pain relievers.

  • Keep your legs elevated.
  • Use ice packs to reduce swelling. Shop for cold compresses.
  • Take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory.
  • Wear elastic compression bandages.
  • Use a foam roller to massage your shins.

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