The Best Way to Prevent Painful Shin Splints Before they Start (Hint: It Could be Your Running Form)
Shin splints oftentimes sideline even many seasoned runners and can be among the most nagging of running injuries. Also, medically-classified as “tibial stress syndrome”, an athlete’s running form is one key mechanics indicator to predict their susceptibility to acquiring shin splints. When they occur, shin splints may target the limb’s “interior” region; the front part just below the knee. Or, the pain may be “posterior” in nature, causing discomfort along the leg’s inside edge.