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Christine Luff

Injury Prevention: Toe Raises to Prevent Shin Splints

By February 27, 2014

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Shin pain is one of the most common complaints I hear from beginner runners. If you experience shin pain when running, it may be because of weak anterior tibalis muscles, which are on the front side of your lower leg. This muscle is responsible for flexing the foot upward and, because it's often underdeveloped in non-runners, you may experience shin pain if you're new to running or you increase your distance too quickly.

Doing toe raises a few times a week can help develop the muscle and prevent shin splints.

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