Sore shins

Tibialis anterior muscle - Anterior compartment syndrome

Anterior Compartment Syndrome

Anterior compartment syndrome, also known as anterior shin splints occurs when the big muscle on the outside front of the lower leg becomes too big for the sheath that surrounds it. causing pain. Here we explain both acute and chronic anterior compartment syndrome. Symptoms Symptoms of anterior compartment syndrome include: Pain on the outside of …

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Tibial Stress Fracture

A tibial stress fracture is a hairline fracture of the tibia bone in the lower leg caused by overuse or repetitive stress. Symptoms are very similar to ‘shin splints’ with gradual onset pain on the inside of the shin. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment for a stress fracture of the tibia. Symptoms …

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Shin splints pain

Shin Splints

Shin splints is not a specific injury itself, but a general term people often use to describe pain on the inside of the shin. Here we explain the common causes of shin splints type pain, as well as treatment and rehabilitation to ensure it doesn’t recur. Shin splints symptoms The main symptom of ‘shin splints’ …

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