Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Overview
What is medial tibial stress syndrome?
A person with medial tibial stress syndrome has strained the tibialis posterior muscle. The tibialis posterior muscle is a large muscle, located in the front of the lower leg. It raises the ankle and turns the ankle inward. Overuse causes the muscle to become irritated and inflamed. Medial tibial stress syndrome is most common in those who run regularly and is more commonly referred to as shin splints.
What are the symptoms of medial tibial stress syndrome?
Symptoms of medial tibial stress syndrome may include leg pain, leg swelling, and leg tenderness that is located next to the shin.
How does the doctor treat medial tibial stress syndrome?
Treatment of medial tibial stress syndrome may include rest, crutches, elevation, cold compresses, stretching exercises, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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