3. Shin splints cause leg pain.
Shin splints occur when you overuse the bones, tendons, and muscles. For instance, when you run on hard surfaces for long periods of time it can cause shin splints. It will cause pain in the lower leg.
Shin splints can be healed and there is no medical treatment needed. In order to heal it, you can ice and rest your leg. You don’t want to run or do any physical activity while you have a shin splint. It will cause the shin splint to get worse and take it longer to heal. It is also a good idea to take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
When you ice your shin splints, ice it for about 15 minutes three times a day. Elevate your leg while icing and keep it elevated as much as possible during the day. Also, try not to walk on it too much.