Shin splints are among the most common injuries in runners. The condition is also common in soccer players, dancers, gymnasts, and anyone who engages in repetitive jumping or running. Calf pain is also common in athletes, and the most common trigger is delayed onset muscle soreness, but we can have severe triggers such as deep vein thrombosis or an Achilles tendon tear.
They both make up the different types of lower leg pain. As noted, overuse injuries are prevalent but not the only ones to consider if we want to prevent these symptoms. In this article, we’ll take a look at some shin and calf pain prevention strategies. Keep reading to learn more!