Tag: shin splints

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Least-Loved Body Parts

We’ve all felt nagging pains in our lower backs, necks and shins—and we’ve all ignored them. It’s easy for dancers to chalk these seemingly minor afflictions up to nothing more than #dancerprobz. But there comes a point when it’s time to stop pretending everything’s fine. “Most bigger dance injuries occur because of overuse, so dancers […]

How to Treat and Prevent Shin Splints

You’ve just completed petit allégro—and you want to scream. Your shins ache so much that you don’t think you can do another jeté, ever. What’s this debilitating pain? It’s probably shin splints. “Shin splints” is the general term for pain around the tibia and fibula—the bones at the front of your leg that run from […]