1. Raymond R. Brown

    This is quite a lovely post. From this “If this pain is ignored, and athletic activity continues, there is risk for development of a stress fracture.” Does that mean shin splints could turn into stress fracture?

    • Hi Raymond,
      Yes, shin splints can easily turn into stress fractures if they are ignored and not treated immediately. The best way of preventing your shin splints from developing into something worse is probably good old fashion rest. Just stay of your feet for awhile and stop running. When you get back to your training you should decrease your distance and intensity while you are healing. You might even want to substitute running with swimming because swimming is less stressful on the joints.

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