Soothe your aching shins

Soothe your aching shins

Originally Published: June 22, 2011
By Selene Yeager

Stay off the sideline and in the game. Our espnW physical therapists dish out cutting edge advice for avoiding (and quickly rehabbing) common sports-related injuries.

The injury: Shin splints. It's a bucket term for pain that flares up along or just behind the tibia, the large bone in the front of your lower leg. It was first described in 1913 by Dr. Charles P. Hutchins, a former Big Ten football coach, who called the nagging lower-leg ache "spike soreness." Hutchins said the soreness ...

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