Footwear Considerations Proper footwear can decrease the risk for shin splints. Wear the right footwear for the right activity and replace shoes/boots often. If the shoes are showing wear on the outside, it is a good indicator that the insoles are not supportive anymore. More Ideas to Prevent Shin Splints: Strengthening Ideas: Heel Walking/Toe Raises
Shin Splints: Gait Deviations What are Shin Splints? Pain or tenderness along the shinbone which often occurs after increasing physical activity rapidly or with jobs that require a lot of walking or standing for long periods of time. Generally, comes on slowly over time but if not treated properly can progress to a stress fracture.