With Spring right around the corner, many individuals will “pick up the pace” and resume running. However, with just starting to train or even adding distance to your running program, you run the risk of developing shin splints, also called medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) where pain develops on the inside of the shin. Being a very common athletic injury, shin splints affect both the muscle on the inside of the shin and the bone to which it attaches. It is estimated that up to 35% of athletes who run and jump will develop shin splints, such as distance runners, sprinters, basketball players, tennis players, dancers, and gymnasts. It is also very common among our military personnel as well. A Physical Therapist should be your first choice in getting help to recover from shin splints as they can instruct you in the proper exercises and tactics to prevent reinjury.