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“Shin splints” refers to pain along or just behind the tibia (shinbone), the large bone in the front of the lower leg. Shin splints occur during physical activity and result from too much force on the shinbone and connective tissue attaching muscles to it. Shin splints are common in runners and in those who participate in activities with sudden stops and starts, such as football, basketball and soccer. Treatment involves reduction in inflammation, as well as reducing the forces at the shin with use of proper footwear, orthotics and exercises.