How to prevent shin splints when running – 4 tips from a physiotherapist

If you are suffering from shin splints, the NHS recommends taking paracetamol or ibuprofen to ease the pain.

Try placing an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel on your shin for 20 minutes every two to three hours.

If you must exercise, do so on soft ground or switch to a gentle form of exercise such as yoga or swimming for the time being.

Throw away your old worn-out trainers and buy some new supportive trainers.


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