Dreaded pain along the front of the lower leg is a very common issue for runners. Shin Splints, as this is commonly called, occur for a variety of reasons and the pain can run the gamut from mild to debilitating. What are the factors that contribute to shin pain and what can you do to get back to pain-free shins?
Fresh new shoes! Is there anything more exciting and filled with possibilities than a new pair of running shoes?
If you are starting a new pair of running shoes that you have run in previously and have not taken any time off lately, go for it! Take ‘em out for a run with no worries! Personally, we like to wear new shoes for shorter runs at first just to break them in a little bit.
Then exercise (see what we did there?!) caution with introducing this new variable into your run rotation.