Shin splints

Overview

Shin splints are pain along the shinbone, the large bone in the front of the lower leg. Shin splints result when muscles, tendons, and bone tissue become overworked.

Symptoms

Shin splints often occur in athletes who've recently intensified or changed their training routines.

Treatments

Treatment includes rest, ice, and pain relievers.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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