Research has found a link between shin splints and running on slanted roads. Most roads are crowned meaning the road is slightly slanted sideways on each side, the side most runners run on.
Avoiding shin splints in running doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, shin splints is influenced by foot strike pattern, which in turn is directly influenced by footwear.
Treating shin splints from running involves foot strike modification rather than stretches, icing and other forms of conventional treatment.
You can avoid shin splints when forefoot running by widening your step-width.
How forefoot running eliminates lower leg shin splints.