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.