Definition of shin splints

: injury to and inflammation of the tibial and toe extensor muscles or their fasciae caused by repeated minimal traumas (as by running)

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Pushing too hard, too often, can lead to injuries Opens a New Window. like shin splints, stress fractures and sprains. Ladan Nikravan Hayes,, "‘Let’s Talk’: Is running as hard on your legs and joints as people say?," 3 July 2019 Sometimes those injuries can heal with just some rest, like shin splints. Sara Harrison, WIRED, "Want Your Kid to Play Pro Soccer? Sign Her Up for Basketball," 28 June 2019 Of course, changing the lacing can't solve every common running problem (things like shin splints and heel pain are generally better treated with orthotics inside the shoe and other methods, says Wachtel). Alexa Tucker, SELF, "6 Lacing Hacks to Make Your Running Shoes Way More Comfortable," 8 May 2019 The three exercises below focus on addressing all the areas that can cause shin splints. Heather Moore,, "3 exercises to ease shin splints - and prevent them," 15 May 2018 Common overuse injuries include shin splints and Achilles tendinitis. New York Times, "Reducing Injury Risk in Youth Sports," 14 May 2018 His body initially didn't take well to the increased workload, manifesting itself in debilitating shin splints, then a stress reaction. Dylan Hernandez,, "USC's Michael Norman Jr. has Olympic dreams and world record aspirations," 20 Apr. 2018 Senior Emma Philips suffered a season-ended knee injury on Tuesday, and junior Grace Anderson will miss a few weeks with shin splints. Matt Le Cren, Naperville Sun, "Northern Illinois recruit Sarah Avery makes strong switch, but Naperville Central loses to Schaumburg," 7 Apr. 2018 Anderson missed 23 consecutive games because of shin splints from Nov. 18 to Jan. 3, then missed eight games because of an ankle sprain before returning on March 6. Sarah Todd,, "Justin Anderson provides spark off bench for Sixers," 17 Mar. 2018

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of shin splints

: painful injury to and inflammation of the tibial and toe extensor muscles or their fasciae that is caused by repeated minimal traumas (as by running on a hard surface)

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