Shin splints—when left untreated—quickly become one of the worst running-related injuries that’ll hinder your workout. You can get them by increasing your running frequency, intensity, or duration, not to mention, improper form or poorly-fitted shoes cause them to inflame. The effect? Lots of burning lower-leg pain that can cripple your workouts and keep you from racing. Learn how to prevent and treat shin splints, so you don’t enter your first spring race behind.
Before you kick off the spring running season, make sure your body is fully prepared to log the miles injury-free. These tips will help you avoid dreaded lower-leg pain.