Shin Splints and Medial Stress Syndrome
Shin splints a term used to describe exercise-induced pain in the front of the lower legs, or shins. Pain is often felt along the shin bone (tibia), which runs down the inner part of your shin . Pain is sometime described as dull aching pain to server . MTSS is thought to occur when the layer of connective tissue covering the surface of the shin bone (periosteum) becomes inflamed.
What causes it!
There are a number of different causes. But you are particularly at risk if you:
The pain is usually felt in both shins and it can take several days, or even weeks, for the pain to decrease once you stop the activity.
Here at the clinic our podiatrist carry out a number of tests, including:
Remember, pain is usually felt in both shins and it can take several days, or even weeks, for the pain to decrease.Therefore we recommend treatment at the earliest stage possible.