Throbbing Shin Pain

A throbbing pain in shin may accompany inflammation and be worse after running or other training activities. Vascular conditions may also be considered in the case of an acute compartment syndrome. Throbbing shin pain can also be referred from the nervous system.

In some acute compartment syndrome cases throbbing can worsen and may become a medical emergency and even require surgery. Injuries that cause throbbing shin pain are listed below:
  • 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.

  • 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.