Shin splints, also known as medial tibia stress syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints are usually caused by repeated trauma to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the tibia. They are a common injury affecting athletes who engage in running sports or other forms of physical activity, including running and jumping. They are characterized by general pain in the lower region of the leg between the knee and the ankle.
Pain, dizziness, fatigue, or anxiety, swelling or discoloration. aching pain in the front part of the lower leg. For some, the pain and discomfort emerge only during exercise, while for others it comes after the physical activity is over. The pain can be on either side of the shinbone, or in the muscle itself this depends on the cause.
Ice the affected area: Apply ice packs to the affected shin for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, every 3 to 4 hours for 2 to 3 days, or until the pain is gone.
if doctor recommends them.
to support and warm your leg.
to identify and treat issues in your legs or running mechanics that may be causing shin splints. A therapist can also help ease the pain and guide your return to sport.
Risk factors for developing shin splints include:
Smoking and low fitness level. While medial tibial stress syndrome is the most common form of shin splints, Excessively tight calf muscles.