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Shin Splints

Shin Splints

The condition in which pain occur in tibia which is the long bone of the leg, situated on front of the lower leg. It is the common condition in athletes, dancers, and runners.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of shin splints include:Shin Splints Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Soreness
  • Pain in leg
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
Causes

The main cause of shin splints is the stress on tibia (shinbone) and their associated structure like muscles and connective tissue which is attach with the bone.

Diagnosis

After taking history and performing physical examination your doctor might recommend the x-ray to check the extent of stress and rule out the fracture.

Treatment

Treatment options include:

  • Take pain reliever
  • Icing will reduce the swelling
  • Rest and avoid activities
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