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What are shin splints?

By August 28, 2014 - 1:16pm
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I started running more recently and am starting to get pain on my legs near my shins. My friend told me it's probably shin splints. What are shin splints? Is there a way you can prevent them or ease the pain?

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Hi Carrie!

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! I remember the first time I toured college campuses, I walked so much my shins were killing me!

Shin splints are are the throbbing aching feeling you feel in your shins after strenuous activity.

Here is a great article from the EmpowHER community about what shin splints are and how to prevent them. I hope that you find it helpful! 


I hope this answers your question Carrie!




August 28, 2014 - 2:35pm
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