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Shin Splints

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), is defined by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as "pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia).Shin splints are the most prevalent lower leg injury and affect a broad range of individuals. It affects mostly runners and accounts for approximately 13% to 17% of all running-related injuries. High school age runners see shin splints injury rates of approximately 13%. Aerobic dancers have also been known to suffer from shin splints, with injury rates as high as 22% Military personnel undergoing basic training experience shin splints injury rates between 4%-6.4% and 7.9%.  

Shin splints are usually caused by repeated trauma to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the tibia.[citation needed] They are a common injury affecting athletes who engage in running sports or other forms of physical activity, including running and jumping.


The most common symptom of shin splints is pain along the border of the tibia. Mild swelling in the area may also occur.

Shin splint pain may:

* Be sharp and razor-like or dull and throbbing
* Occur both during and after exercise
* Be aggravated by touching the sore spot


Treatment & Prevation

*  R.I.C.E. - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. 
* Flexibility exercises. Stretching your lower leg muscles may make your shins feel better.
* wearing proper Shin support.

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