Shin pain is usually a result of a condition called medial tibial stress syndrome. More commonly know and referred to as shin splints.

What are the symptoms of shin splints?

  • Pain along the shin bone.
  • The shin area is very sore and tender to touch.
  • The overlying skin may become red and inflamed.
  • Pain is usually felt shortly after exercise has begun and can take hours to days to settle down.

What causes shin splints?

  • Overuse- suddenly increasing your exercise routine or attempting to exercise beyond your current level of fitness.
  • Tight calf and hamstring muscles.
  • Exercising on an incline or on hard surfaces for a prolonged period of time.
  • Flat feet can place increased strain on the muscles and tendons that attach to the shin bone.
  • In correct or old worn out footwear.

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