Shin splints is a common name for a condition causing leg pain along the tibia, usually seen in running athletes. You typically feel leg pain along the medial side of your tibia, or the shin bone. Sometimes you notice the pain increases as you increase your distances or duration of training. Fortunately, you can almost always get better without surgery. Often exercises for shin splints can help you get better and recover quickly.

In this video, physical therapist Yves Gege and I show a few exercises you can do to try to recover from shin splints.

Remember, these exercise posts, like other information on this site, are not intended to represent specific medical advice. If you have any questions about this injury or of its treatment, make sure to see your doctor or a physical therapist.

Also read:
Shin splints – Medial tibial stress syndrome