Shin pain, often referred to as ‘shin splints’ is a common complaint amongst runners. It primarily affects new runners or people who have increased their amount of running, like training for a race.

What does shin splint mean?

The term shin splint is used to describe any pain in the shin or lower leg, but actually includes many different diagnoses. Shin pain can be caused by:

  • Bones (including stress fractures)
  • Soft tissues
  • Nerves
  • Blood vessels

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Time seems to when you’re having fun or when you’re not paying attention due to increased work demands.

How often have you caught yourself sitting at your desk, looking up at the clock, only to realise you have been there longer than expected?

Overworking and static posture is a big cause of neck pain and headaches. We spend most of our day looking down: at children, at computers, at our food and this consistent forward posture can cause a buildup of lactic acid (which is the burning feeling you feel at the top of your neck and shoulders) or even muscle fatigue and spasm which can cause headaches. Read more