How to stop shin splints?

Shin splints describes a condition which sufferers complain of pain in the area that is the front aspect of the lower leg.  This area is also known as the peroneal region and consist of the peroneal muscles.  Shin splints pain in the peroneal muscle group.  It is caused by excess usage of the peroneal muscle group.  I ask my patients with shin splints to walk or run while being mindful to lift the knees higher when taking each step.  This allows the peroneal muscle to work little less and still allow the toe to clear the ground.  During recovery, avoid activity that strains the peroneal muscles or exercises that requires dorsiflexion of ankle.

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