The Dr. Bob Show Releases 'Shin Splint Video'

Moving your fitness routine outdoors? A change in jogging surface can result in shin splints. The Dr Bob Show explains the hows and whys of Shin Splints, with advice to overcome this common injury.
By: The Dr. Bob Show
March 20, 2012 - PRLog -- Many athletes get shin splints -- or tibial try syndrome -- at one time or another. Whether you run daily or trot to catch the occasional bus, you might have experienced splints, a throb and ache in your shins. While they oftentimes easily mend, severe shin splints might sideline you for sometime.

Actual shin splints aren't real a single medical condition. Instead a symptom of an underlying problem. They may be caused by:
-Irritated muscles, oftentimes caused by overuse.
- tiny fractures, which are small, hairline breaks in the lower leg bones.
- Overpronation or ''flat feet" -- when the "weight" of a step causes the arch of your foot to fold, stretching the muscles and tendons.

Shin splints are very common. They're the cause atleast 13% of jogging injuries. Runners may get them later ramping up their workout intensity, or changing the surface they run on -- like shifting from a dirt way to asphalt. Shin splints are likewise common in dancers.

Watch this video to learn more about Shin Splints - and follow The Dr. Bob Show ( for more on Health and Fitness.

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Dr. Bob Overholt, founder of Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center,, also hosts The Dr. Bob Show on East TN PBS. Watch regularly for relevant health and fitness information
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