Causes Of Shin Splints
Shin splints can be caused by a number of factors and it is often found that there is more than one of these working in combination which results in shin symptoms.
These factors include:
Overuse – exercising too hard, or trying to exercise beyond your current level of fitness, can strain muscles, tendons, bones and joints. This can lead to chronic exertional compartment syndrome. Overuse is one of the most common causes of shin splints.
Technique – poor running form, such as ‘rolling’ the feet inwards (pronation) or flat feet, can place extra strain the muscles and tendons.
High impact – the impact of running on uneven or hard surfaces can injure the shin muscles and tendons. The repetitive action of running long distances on the road or training involving rapid change in direction on hard courts are common causes of shin splints.
Running shoes – wearing the wrong type of shoe for your body while running can contribute to shin splints.