When beginning a running program, it’s important to be cautious with running on different types of surfaces. Switching between running on grass and pavement can lead to a number of different types of leg pain and sports injuries, including shin splints.
Shin splints are common, comprising 13% of all running injuries by some counts. They are a painful condition that can be caused by increased workout intensity or changing the surface on which you run.
When one suffers from shin splints, the pain is caused by inflammation of the muscles in the shin area. It can feel dull and aching, and can dissipate when you cease activity or persist.
In the event that you develop shin splints, icing the affected area and resting can help allow the tissue to heal. A skilled podiatrist like Dr. Dorfman or Dr. Sansone at East Ocean Podiatry can recommend solutions if you suffer from chronic shin splints, like orthotics or physical therapy.
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