Constant Shin Pain

Constant shin pain may be due to compartment syndrome on the outside or inside of the shin, stress fracture, acutely inflamed shins, or a shin contusion. Shin pain at rest often occurs following training or the next day.

Constant shin pain can also be referred from the ankle or knee joints. Injuries that cause constant shin pain are listed below:
  • 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 the common name often given to pain at the front of the lower leg. Usually symptoms occur at the front inside of the shin bone but can arise from a number of causes.

  • 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 is known as pain on the inside of the shin but is 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.