1. What are shin splints?
2. What causes shin splints?
Shin splints often occur after changes in physical activity. These can be changes in frequency (such as increasing the number of days you exercise each week), changes in duration and intensity (such as running longer distances or on hills).
Other factors include:
- Having flat feet (pes planus) or abnormally rigid arches in the feet/li>
- Wearing improper (high heel) or worn-out footwear