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What causes shin splints?


Shin splints are a painful problem with inflammation in the tissues along your shin bone. Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, this is one of the more common running injuries. It develops when you suddenly increase the strain on your legs, like starting a new exercise program, increasing the duration or speed of your runs, beginning a hill running regimen, or wearing worn out shoes. When you develop this issue, your lower legs feel sore and tender. Sometimes they swell. Usually the discomfort increases when you are active and decreases when you rest. It can make it hard for you to continue running until the pain is resolved.

If you’re struggling with shin splints, don’t wait until you can barely jog to seek help. Contact Dallas Podiatry Works to lower the inflammation and restore your lower limbs to full strength. You can reach us for an appointment by visiting the online contact page or by calling either office: for the Dallas location, call (972) 566-7474; for the Plano office, call (972) 943-3323.

Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.