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What are shin splints and what causes them?



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Mark,
Shin splints are an inflammation of the muscle in front of the leg. Shin splints are caused by a couple factors. One cause is an arch that is either fallen or for some reason not properly supporting the leg and foot. Another cause is not properly stretching prior to exercise and stretching. Hope this helps, are you a victim of shin splints?

Bob W Whitbeck



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