Shin Splints: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

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Soccer season every year sends many athletes running- or limping- into their physician’s offices, athletic training rooms and physical therapy clinics complaining of that dreaded pain in their shins. Medial tibial stress syndrome, more commonly referred to as shin splints, is a painful condition experienced by many athletes that runs along the anterior portion of your tibia- or shin bone. Shin splints, commonly referred to as an overuse injury, can also present in athletes who do not gradually progress their workload or mileage or abruptly change the surface that they are working out on- such as switching from running on grass to concrete.

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