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Are high foot arches a cause of shin splints?

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In brief: They can be

Due to the position it places the foot, a high arch foot could cause shin splints.

In brief: They can be

Due to the position it places the foot, a high arch foot could cause shin splints.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine

In brief: Yes

Higher arches will lead to a harder type gait and due to the higher impact will have a higher likelihood of shinsplint development.
Recommend use of well cushioned shoes or inserts to provide additional support/ cushioning.

In brief: Yes

Higher arches will lead to a harder type gait and due to the higher impact will have a higher likelihood of shinsplint development.
Recommend use of well cushioned shoes or inserts to provide additional support/ cushioning.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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