A Short Guide to Shin Splints

Shin splints, known medically as medial tibial stress syndrome, are a common sports injury. They are characterised by pain in the shins, or elsewhere in the lower legs, and are especially common in runners, as well as in people who play certain sports. They can sometimes be healed through rest and preventative measures, but some people require physiotherapy and other treatments to get better. This short guide explains shin splints, from the initial symptoms through to treatment and prevention. Read More