Chronic shin pain

Chronic shin pain is usually gradual onset shin pain or pain in the shin where the athlete is unlikely to pinpoint an exact time the injury occurred. It may have been niggling away for some time.

  • Tibia Stress Fracture

    Tibia Stress Fracture

    The tibia is the larger of the two shin bones and as a weight-bearing bone is more susceptible to stress fractures, particularly in the lower third. We explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of a stress fracture in the tibia.

  • Shin Splints

    Shin Splints

    Shin splints is not a specific injury itself but are the common name often given to pain at the front of the lower leg of which there may be a number of causes. The most common cause is medial tibial stress syndrome.

  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome

    Anterior Compartment Syndrome

    Anterior compartment syndrome, also known as anterior shin splints arises when the big muscle on the outside front of the lower leg becomes too big for the sheath that surrounds it causing pain.

  • Shin Pain

    Pain in the shin is usually gradual onset and can be difficult to get rid of. Shin splints are known as pain on the inside of the shin but are not a diagnosis in itself but a description of symptoms. Most causes of shin pain in athletes are from bone stress, insufficient blood flow, tendon inflammation, compartment syndrome or nerve entrapment.