Do I have shin splints?

shin splint pain gets worse with rest

It is not always easy to determine if you indeed, do have shin splints. The pain can sometimes be mistaken for bruising or regular aching pains which you can get almost anywhere around the lower leg area.

This can sometimes cause confusion when you have leg pain and instead of getting it treated or using the correct methods, you ignore it because you think it is just bruising or something other than shin splints and over time it gets worse and more painful.

Do you have shin splints?

There are ways to determine between general pain and shin splint pain. There are also ways to avoid shin splints and/or preventing shin splints.

The general signs of having shin splints are:

  • A dull ache in the front part of the lower leg.
  • Pain that develops during exercise.
  • Pain on either side of the shin bone.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Pain along the inner part of the lower leg.
  • Tenderness or soreness along the inner part of the lower leg.

Now you know the symptoms to shin splints, you can now think about how you can treat shin splints.  You can even use a very helpful method I have posted about previously which contains information about how to ice shin splints.