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.