Shin splints that means medial tibial stress syndrome is an inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your tibia. Pain typically occurs along the inner border of the tibia, where muscles attach to the bone. Shin splint pain most often occurs on the inside edge of your tibia ie shinbone.
• Tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner part of your lower leg
• Mild swelling in your lower leg
• At first, the pain may stop when you stop running or exercising.
• Eventually, however, the pain may be continuous.
Diagnosis & Treatment:
Usually diagnosed based on your medical history and a physical exam.In
some cases, an X-ray or other imaging studies can help identify other
possible causes for your pain, such as a stress fracture.
Goals of treatment is Pain relief, reduce tenderness and soreness,Strengthening of muscle,Regain full range of motion,restore the level of function you had before the injury
With the guidance from a physiotherapist, combination therapy is the only answer For Shin Splint.Patients can undertake self-help measures which may help them in mild stress fracture as well.