What is Shin Splint (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)?

Shin Splints
Shin Splints may develop in the muscles in the front and outer parts of the shin

Shin splint is the symptom of pain over the front of the tibial bone.

What are the Causes?

Shin splints are normally due to overuse. When the overuse causes irritation to the tendons and the attachment of these tendons to the bone, the condition is called medial tibial stress syndrome. It is commonly seen in athletes who suddenly increase their duration or intensity of training.

What are the Treatments?

The treatments are applying ice packs or perform ice massage for up to 20 minutes three times a day, take anti-inflammatory medication prescribed by a doctor, or perform rehabilitation exercises regularly e.g. swimming and cycling.

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