What causes shin splints?

Shin splints are usually caused by the overuse and straining of your muscles where they attach to the Tibia (shin bone). If you have shin splints you will often experience sharp pains at the front of the lower part of your leg.

How to prevent shin splints

Any activity that creates an impact on the legs and feet will put strain on the lower leg muscles. To help avoid shin splints, make sure that you stretch and warm up properly, especially when running on an incline or decline.


If you’re a “toe runner” you should be aware that the forefoot contact puts added stress on your lower leg muscles, making you more likely to experience shin splints.

Shin splints treatment

Shin splints can be treated at home with rest, anti-inflammatory painkillers and using ice to reduce swelling. However, it is highly recommended that you invest in supportive insoles for shin splints.

Enertor insoles are the result of over 18 years of orthotics research.

These insoles offer arch support and bespoke impact-reducing technology to treat issues ranging from shin splints to achilles heel and plantar fasciitis.

Whilst Enertor have years of Orthotics experience, our website is for informational purposes only. Anyone looking for shin splints treatment should consult with a doctor as soon as possible.


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