Shin splints result when muscles, tendons, and bone tissue become overworked. Shin splints often occur in athletes who've recently intensified or changed their training routines.
The main symptom is pain in the leg.
Treatment includes rest, ice, and pain relievers.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 3 million US cases per year
Lab tests or imaging not required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks