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Shin Splints

Shin splint is a term referred to the pain or inflammation of the muscles, bone tissues, and tendons around the shinbone or tibia. A shinbone is a large bone found in the front of your lower leg. Having Shin Splints are common in people who are runners like marathon runners, dancers, athletes, and people who are in the army, in which they need to exercise and run way too much mostly throughout the day. These activities put too much pressure on the legs, thereby leading to overworking of the muscles, tissues of the bones, and tendons.

Symptoms
Symptoms

Below are some of the symptoms that one might notice if they have shin splints.

Causes & risk factors
Causes & risk factors

Below are some of the causes and risk factors leading to shin splints

Runners, dancers, athletes, hikers, and gymnasts are the people who are at risk of getting shin splints too often.

Diagnosis
Diagnosis

The diagnosis of shin splints is usually made based on the patient’s medical history and then a physical examination is done to assess the severity of the injury. An X-ray or other imaging examinations may be used to rule out other reasons for your discomfort, such as a stress fracture.

Treatment
Treatment

Depending on the injury, the treatment plan is offered. Shin splints can be treated with easy self-care measures at home: