Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) is a common condition that can be incredibly painful for the patient. The term ‘shin splints’ is in reference to a non-specific problem that manifests itself with painful and sometimes inflamed shins. It’s often a result of overstressing of the muscles, tendons and bone tissues of the shins, leading to discomfort. It’s not a serious problem, but it’s one that can be debilitating for a short period of time.
In this article we’ll look at practical approaches to managing shin splits, investigating what the current guidelines suggest you do to help the issue. We’ll also assess evidence-based solutions, leaving you with advice to help manage and even prevent the issue in the first place.