Causes of shin splint
Shin splints are often caused by an increase in physical activity, such as when people try to keep their New Year’s resolution of losing weight or working out more after living a more sedate lifestyle previously. This sudden burst of activity causes the muscles around the tibia bone to be overused and fatigued.
Common factors contributing to shin splints are:
Runners are a high-risk group for getting shin splints due to the nature of the sport, as their legs are placed are under repetitive stress. Other groups such as military personnel, active sportspeople and dancers are also at risk of developing shin splints.