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2. What Are Shin Splints?

Shin splints are a cumulative stress disorder. Repeated pounding and stress on the bones, muscles, and joints of the lower legs prevents your body from being able to repair and restore itself naturally. Small tears and inflammation cause the pain associated with shin splints in the muscles surrounding the tibia, or shin bone. The muscles become torn and inflamed when runners, dancers, or other high-intensity exercise enthusiasts do too much too soon.

What Are Shin Splints?
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