Shin Splints

What is shin splints?

“Shin Splints” is a term used to describe pain in the lower leg region, most commonly felt along the front edges of the shin. The medical term for this is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome- chronic or repeated stress along the shin bone where the muscles attach, causing subsequent microtrauma to this region of the lower leg. 

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What are the symptoms?

- Pain generally felt at the inner part of the shin bone. This may also be in the outer side of the shin bone, in the shin and/or calf muscles

- Pain will usually worsen during or after physical activity

- Gradual onset over a period of time

What are the causes of shin splints?

- Inappropriate or recent changes in footwear

- Tight calf muscles 

- Decreased movement in the ankle

- Poor lower limb mechanics

- Sudden increase in training load

 

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