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Shin splints are typically an encompassing term for pain below the knee, on the front or side of the shin bone. However, even the term medial tibial stress syndrome is not a true representation of the condition and a more accurate term such as medial tibial traction periotitis is thought to be a better descriptive term. As a result, the condition is most commonly seen in runners, dancers and tennis players. Shin splints often plague beginner runners who do not build up their mileage gradually or seasoned runners who change their training routine too abruptly or going from flat running to hill running. In conclusion, shin splints can often be best described as too much, too soon!
If you are experiencing shin pain, contact your physiotherapist to get their help and advice. There are many treatment options available. Therefore, your physiotherapist will gather a detailed history of the shin pain and create a treatment programme mainly focusing on symptomatic relief, identification of the risk factors and treating the underlying pathology. Contact our clinic today to book your appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapist. You can now also book an appointment online.