Shin splints are a broad name for several different conditions that cause pain at the site of the shin. Medial tibial stress syndrome is an irritation of the shin bone; it can be caused by overuse in runners or sports people where training on hard surfaces is regular.
Signs & symptoms:
- Pain on the inner border of the shin during or following exercise
- At first shin pain eases with activity but aches afterward
Physiotherapy treatment aims to reduce the pain and to modify activity as rehabilitation aims to address on underlying issues intrinsic or extrinsic that contributed to the condition, including improving lower limb shock absorbency.