Shin Splints – the what, why, and prevention tips!

Let’s talk shin splints! They are a common ailment with runners, but can occur in many different training scenarios, especially those with repeated impact/landing on the feet.

The muscle on the front of your shin (Tibialis Anterior) becomes so tight that it starts to pull away from the bone, causing that shearing pain upon further use. But why does this happen?

The first three things we ask is:

  • was there a recent change in footwear?
  • was there a recent change in training surface?
  • was there a recent change in training volume?

Listen along as Heidi talks through the what, why, and how we can prevent/recover from shin splints:

Got shin splints? Try the mobility drills from the video, and let us know if you have any other questions!


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