Are there any good ways to prevent shin splints?

Resistance condition. Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your toes tip them so the sole of your foot faces outward. That motion should strengthen the muscle that is usually responsible for shin splints. In addition, balancing up on your tip toes is another goid exercise to strengthen thoee muscles.

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Are there any good ways to prevent shin splints before it happens?

Gradual increase. A gradual increase in your running program (no more than 10% per week). Adequate warm up and stretching before running. Appropriate running shoes for the shape/type and size of your foot. Read more...
Proper training. Properly train and gradually build up your mileage or activity. Make sure your shoes are supportive, cushioning, and in good condition. If you are a runner, avoid running on hard surfaces. If you still have pain, talk to your doctor about custom orthotics. Read more...