Shin Splinting

September 5, 2017

 

 

Ah, the dreaded shin splints. Like chicken pox, awkward middle school dances, and pimples, it seems as though shin splints are often a necessary evil to enter adulthood. With the start of school sports, especially cross county and soccer, we are sure to see a rush of athletes with shin pain due to running.  

 

What exactly are shin splints? Many online resources have resulted to classifying shin splints as “lower leg pain that occurs below the knee” or “pain along the shin bone”. Sophisticated medical specialists may call it “medial tibial stress syndrome”, “anterior tibialis stress syndrome”, tibial periostitis, and many other scary named –itisis and syndromes. However, we are staying old scho