Shin splints, AKA medial stress syndrome, is categorised by a variable intensity of diffused pain on the inside of the lower leg/shin. Shin splints usually show themselves the night after exercising or the next morning - exercise usually decreases the pain of shin splints as you warm up.
Shin splints oftentimes can develop into a stress fracture. Stress fractures are localised, acute or sharp pain that gets worse as you exercise.
A physio will help you determine what the cause is of this stress reaction. Some common causes include:
- Overload: how much exercise/sport you are undertaking
- Change in exercise type/load
- Type of shoes
- Strength and control
- Muscle flexibility (ie. calf tightness)
If you are experiencing shin pain please reach out to a Physiotherapist to help you develop a plan to help you get back to exercise pain free.
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