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Here’s your collection of shin splints-related articles on the RunningInjury blog. Shin splints is the broad term used to capture a variety of types of lower leg pain. The pain can affect both the outside and inside of the leg, depending on whether the injury is anterior shin splints or medial shin splints. It affects countless runners, including many beginners who are guilty of building up their running mileage too quickly as well as experienced old hands who switch up their training regime too abruptly.