Is Shinsplints just a made up term used by people who just can't stay the course. we all get some pain or another when setting off on long runs. Yet I have always been told that 'shinsplints' is just a made up term-used as another excuse to get on the lorry. what next 'help I have some blisters on mi feet'. Come on seriously we all feel a bit of pain now and then. So is 'shinsplints' a condition so serious that you have to jack the battle march and get on the truck. Or is it an old excuse to have a rest. Any PTI's out there please respond.