Shin Splints, also called medial tibial stress syndrome, is an overuse injury. The most common cause is running too much, too soon. Other causes include running on hard surfaces, improper footwear, low flexibility, and biomechanical issues such as overpronation.
What is it?
Shin Splints incorporate a variety diagnoses. Often, it is inflammation and pain along the inside of the tibia, the shin bone.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include a gradual onset of pain on the anterior part of the lower leg that may go away after rest, swelling on the medial side of the tibia bone, and possible redness around the medial side of the tibia bone.
Assessment techniques may involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and weaknesses, and eliminating other possible diagnoses, such as stress fractures or chronic compartment syndrome.
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