Outside shin pain

Outer shin pain or pain on the outside of the shin. Also known as anterior shin pain. Includes pain on the outer shin muscle or tibialis anterior. A contusion to the outside of the shin and chronic compartment syndrome are more common but an acute compartment syndrome can be a medical emergency. Outside shin pain can also be from the fibula bone where a fracture or stress response may have occurred.

  • 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.