Inside shin pain

Pain on the inside of the shin is the most common location for shin pain. Often described as pain in lower shin above ankle, inner shin pain and pain in lower shin.

Pain at the medial side of the shin can be from connective tissue to the shin (fascia), bone or periostitis where the bone is inflamed. This could be stress related due to a loading or overuse injury. Find injuries with this symptom 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.

  • 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.