Location

Consult City's Top Doctors, The Minute You Need To

Your First consultation is
Free!

116
Orthopedicians

28254
Cases done
by Orthopedicians

60
Hospitals

Everything to Understand About Shin Splints

About


It is an inflammation of muscles, tendons, and bone tissues around the tibia.


Around 35% of people suffer Shin Splints. [1]


- Self-treatable
- Self-diagnosable
- Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome
- Associated with running
- Short-term: resolves within a few days or weeks
- Related to exercise


Shin Splints can be caused by stress fractures, tendinitis, and chronic exertional compartment syndrome. Surgery may be advised in case of a worse scenario.


Symptoms


- Pain along the border of the tibia
- Pain during and after exercise
- Sharp or Razor like pain
- Dull or throbbing pain


Treatment


Self-Care:
- Several weeks of rest after activity
- Activities having a lower impact like swimming can be substituted during recovery
- An elastic compression bandage may prevent swelling
- Use of ice packs 20-30 minutes each 2 to 4 hours
- Stretching of lower leg muscle may make you feel better
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines may help in swelling
- Custom-made shoe inserts can help to stabilize foot and ankle


Medication:
In case self-care treatments do not give desired results, the doctor may advise surgery if the situation has worsened.


Specialist: Consult a doctor if the symptoms are evident and the condition worsens. At mfine, we provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans for all health concerns under a team of qualified doctors."

Other Specialities

Give a missed call to 08061914343 to Download the App