Shin Splints

Definition
1.  Irritated & swollen muscles caused by overuse
2. Tiny stress fractures (breaks in the bone)
3. Flat feet (when the arch collapses)

Causes
1. Downhill
2. Slanted surface
3. Worn-out footwear
4. Frequent starts & stops

Treatment
1. Rest (go low impact)
2. Ice (15-20min. 8 times/day)
3. Compression (beware of numbing)
4. Pain reliever
5. Proper shoes
6. Arch supports
7. Calcium supplements