Shin Splints: Why do they happen?
My apologies for the introduction of this topic during this ongoing pandemic, which has far more serious implications. However, it may be of interest to some. Yesterday I rode my bike 10 miles and, because of a gear malfunction, I walked 5 miles home. Now I have shin splints (I think). It hurts! I'm pretty sure that it is not a stress fracture. I was wearing running shoes and I am the veteran of 80+ marathons and more than 60 years of competitive running, without ever having an injury. I am addressing the injury with Ibuprophen, gentle stretching, and rest for two or three days. My very simple question for this forum is "why did this happen.?"