Health Tip: Risk Factors for Shin Splints

By on July 7, 2010

When you have pain or tenderness near the large bone in your lower leg, shin splints may be to blame.

Shin splints commonly develop after a rapid increase in physical activity or as a result of repetitive motion.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says risk factors for shin splints include:

  • Being flatfooted.
  • Having unusually firm arches.
  • Jogging or running.
  • Being a dancer.
  • Suddenly exercising much more vigorously or more frequently.
  • Training for the military.

Source: HealthDay

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