A shin splint is when you feel pain along the inner side of the tibia. They are established when the muscle and bone tissue in the leg is overworked. Shin splints usually develop after physical activity. OrthoInfo states that shin splints are often associated with running.
Changes in physical activity, rigorous sports and exercising with improper footwear can be the cause of shin splints. You can treat shin splints by resting, applying ice, stretching and compressing your shin with an elastic bandage.