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Shins and Running –

“Shin splints are small tears in the area where the lower leg muscle attaches to the tibia, aka the shin bone… Shin splints often occur because the calf muscle becomes stronger than the tibialis anterior, the muscle on the outside of the shin.”

I’ve never suffered from shin pain [knocking on wood], but I have many runner friends who have. has a great article on addressing the causes of shin pain, instead of just how to treat your aching limbs.  And Newton has a great video on how to adjust your stride so you are not putting so much stress on your tibia.  While RICE is important, you can not neglect the reasons why your shin is hurting.

Gina Shaw treating shin splints after a race.

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thanks, Tracie!

    July 11, 2012
    • Of course! I really liked the video from Newton. I thought it was pretty informative.

      July 11, 2012

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