Photo by Metro ServiceMany cases of shin splints can be alleviated through rest, icing and other self-care methods. ■ Chronicle News Service Exercising more is a primary goal for many people, especially those interested in losing weight. Athletes also look to increase the time they spend exercising as new seasons draw near. While additional exercise can benefit many people, those who frequently perform weight-bearing exercises or repetitive motions, such as running, dancing and jumping, may find themselves battling shin splints. Also known as “tibial stress syndrome,” shin splints are a condition marked by pain in the shinbone, also known as the tibia. Shin splints are common among athletes and dancers who
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