"Shin splints" is the layman term for medial tibial stress syndrome. It is a painful sensation radiating over the tibia, which is commonly referred to as the shin. Overuse, repetitive strain, or increased activity impacting the muscles, tendons, and bone result in this condition.

Shin splints are most common for runners, especially those who are new to running or running on challenging surfaces like hills, cement sidewalks, or hills. Shin pain can be alleviated by over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications and the R.I.C.E. method: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If these at-home remedies fail to treat the pain, it may require medical attention.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Shin pain
  • Mild swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Dull ache and soreness

​​What's Next? Treatment Options...

To find out more about treatment options and specialized care, please call Columbia Orthpaedic Group at (573) 876-8141 and schedule an appointment or request one below:

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Columbia, Missouri 65201

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