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What are Shin Splints?
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, more commonly referred to as “shin splints” describes the sensation of pain in the lower, medial part of the leg (tibia). Oftentimes shin splints occur as the result of overuse, or “too much too soon” exercise (usually running or jumping). There is some debate over what shin splints actually refers to but is commonly thought to be inflammation of the connective tissue of the lower leg, stress on the bone, inflammation at tendon attachments sites, or myofascial strain. Shin splints seem to subside slightly during exercise but can be felt previous to and post exercise.