Shin Splints Overview
What are shin splints?
A person with shin splints has pain in the front of the lower leg, caused by overuse of the leg. The leg pain is caused by injury to the muscles or bone located in the front of the lower leg. The three types of shin splints include anterior tibial strain, medial tibial stress syndrome, and tibial stress fracture. Shin splints are common in runners who run on hard surfaces.
What are the symptoms of shin splints?
Symptoms of shin splints include leg pain and tenderness, located in the front of the lower leg. The pain is worse while running, jumping, or climbing.
How does the doctor treat shin splints?
Treatment for shin splints may include rest, crutches, cold compresses, a splint, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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