Shin splints are common among athletes, but weekend warriors and non-athletes alike may suffer as well. People with shin splints feel throbbing and aching in the sins. They may be caused by:
- Swollen muscles caused by overuse
- Stress fractures
- Overpronation, or flat feet
Treatments for shin splints include icing, anti-inflammatory medication, rest, physical therapy, or arch supports for the shoes.