5 Exercises to Treat and Prevent Shin Splints

Shin splits are more than a royal pain in the leg. They often appear seemingly out of nowhere and can hurt while running or at rest. You might miss weeks or months of valuable training while waiting to feel relief.

Shin splints are preventable, however—in fact, most of the time they occur due to overuse, when people's minds are beyond what their body is capable of performing.

While all this may sound dire, there is an upside: Certain exercises can help prevent and treat shin splints.

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