Shin Splints are another common overuse injury characterized by pain in the front or inside portion of the lower leg. The pain develops gradually without a history of trauma, and might begin as a dull ache or tender area along the front or inside of the shin. Shin splints usually involve small tears in the leg muscles where they attach to the shin bone, and if not addressed, the pain will intensify. Due to an increased risk of developing stress fractures, shin splints should be promptly treated. Excessive impact stress, tight muscles, worn-out or improperly fitting shoes, collapsed arches, or excessively high arches can all be causes of shin splints. Stretching muscles is the best way to prevent shin splints. Recommend any footwear with cushioning and stability or motion control elements. Cushioning insoles are also recommended. read more