Never Ignore Shin Pain!
Shin Splints is a term that is used to descibe the pain that occurs along the shinbone. Shin pain most commonly occurs on the inside of the shinbone and is caused by damage to the fibers that connect the leg muscles to the outer lining of the bone.
If you have pain in your shin when running, reduce the number of miles you're running, ice and rest. If you continue to have shin pain talk to an experienced sports medicine podiatrist about treatment options.
Remember. Don't ignore shin pain. It is estimated that it can take 10 weeks to recover from shin splints!
Try these exercises from Runner's World to strengthen your legs and prevent shin splints.