You know you’re a runner when you get angry that an injury keeps you from running, not that it damages your body. And, as most of you probably have experienced first-hand, shin splints are one of the worst. Whether you’re a casual, three miles on the weekend runner, an ultra-marathoner or somewhere in between, you run the risk of contracting shin splints at some time during your running life. This injury can be incredibly painful and frustrating, but if you understand the injury, how you get it, and how to treat it, you can recover more quickly from your shin splints and get back to the grind. What more can you really ask for?
Let our runner’s guide to shin splints help you understand this injury.