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.