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  • Writer's pictureLuke Nelson

“Shin splints” what could it be?

Shin splints is the label often given for shin pain, but there are a number of things that can cause pain in the shin, so here we discuss some of the key causes.

Front of shin:

🤕Anterior compartment syndrome

🤕Tibial stress fracture


Inside of shin:

🤕Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)

🤕Tibial stress fracture

🤕Deep posterior compartment syndrome

🤕Calf muscle strain (soleus or gastrocnemius)

Other: Nerve or Vascular involvement


It’s important to realize that these disorders can co-exist; so a runner could simultaneously have both compartment syndrome and medial tibial stress syndrome.

If you need help with your shin pain, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


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