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Shin Splints

Shin Splints

Overuse injury or repetitive load injury of the shin area that includes medial tibial stress syndrome.

Causes -

  • Runners without enough shock absorption ( running on cement or uneven surfaces, improper running shoes).
  • Training errors (sudden increase in training intensity and duration).
  • Over pronation or flat feet
  • Stress fractures which are tiny breaks in the lower limb.

Symptoms -

  • Vague, diffuse pain.
  • Tenderness or soreness in the inner part of your leg.
  • Initially, pain may stop when you stop running or exercising and eventually pain is continuous.

Investigations -

  • Xray
  • MRI

Treatment -

  • Pain relief
  • Reduce tenderness and soreness
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Restore the level of function before the injury.