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Shin Splints: The Speed Bumps of Running

Shin Splints. Technically, medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints are a pretty common ailment among runners; one PLoS ONE study identified MTSS as the most common injury (15%) among 254 novice runners (that would be me!). Causing pain below the knee on either side of the shin bone, shin splints brought my mile-a-day running streak to an abrupt end on day 51. I was in the middle of a 5k run when I felt the pain in the outside (anterior) part of my shin, along the thickest part of the muscle. I limped home and got out the ice pack.