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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181b94e3c
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Treatment and Prevention of Shin Splints

Tolbert, Timothy A PhD, ATC; Binkley, Helen M PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D

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Abstract

SHIN SPLINTS ARE AN OVERUSE INJURY OF THE LOWER LEG THAT AFFECTS A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE ATHLETIC POPULATION. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COLUMN IS TO INTRODUCE THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL TO THE ETIOLOGY OF SHIN SPLINTS. STATIC STRETCHING TECHNIQUES WILL ALSO BE INTRODUCED THAT WHEN INCLUDED AS PART OF A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM WILL HELP IN THE REHABILITATION OF ATHLETES SUFFERING FROM MEDIAL TIBIAL STRESS SYNDROME AND WORK AS A PREVENTATIVE EXERCISE FOR OTHERS.

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