Shin bone pain

Pain in shin bone itself (tibia). The patient may complain 'I have pain in my shin bone' although it may be difficult to distinguish. Pain may be along the inner surface of the bone rather than deep in the shin bone or tibia itself.

Due to the proximity of the fibula bone the tibia may have the shin pain where the injury is from the adjacent bone. Shin bone pain can be due to fractures or inflammation or more serious medical conditions. injuries that causes shin bone 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.

  • 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.