Shin Splints

  • The term “shin splints”, refers to pain along the inner edge of the shin bone.
  • Shin splints are an over use injury, involving inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone of the tibia.
  • Shin splints occur with a sudden change of frequency and load of exercise.
  • Those with poor arch support or flat feet are at higher risk of developing shin splints.
  • Shin splints may develop into stress fracture, tendinitis or chronic exertional compartment syndrome. Treatment involves rest from exercise, inflammation management and arch supports for feet. Surgical treatment is not indicated.