Medial tibial stress (shin pain)
Why/how it happens?
Shin Pain is a common athletic complaint that presents to Podiatrists on a daily basis. Pain is usually experienced along the inside part of the leg, along the main bone in the lower leg, the tibia. The most common symptoms described by our patients are tenderness to touch, painful before activity, pain reduction with activity and then pain usually presents towards the end or at the end of activity. The pain experienced is usually dull in nature, however depending on the severity of the shin pain, some patients may experience a sharp sensation in the shin after activity.
The risks factors that increase the likelihood of you suffering from Shin Pain include:
· Tight calf muscles
· Pronated or supinated foot type
· Increased body weight
· Rapid increase in activity
· Poor footwear
· High impact sports, which require repetitive running (netball, football, soccer etc.)