– Also known as that god-awful pain you get in you shin when you run!
Shin splints is the slang term used to describe pain experienced on the inside of your shin. The technical term is medial tibial stress syndrome. Typically this injury occurs gradually with the onset of increased training volume and repetitive stress to the shin.
There is sliding scale of injury when diagnosing shin splints and the management changes for each end of the spectrum. It can vary from muscle overload to an actual stress fracture of the tibia.
It is crucial you have an accurate diagnosis prior to undertaking a rehabilitation program.
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Written by Pat Lincoln