The Foot Mechanix Blog


Shin Splints: The Causes & Cures and Ways to Prevent Them

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Medial tibial syndrome, more commonly known as shin splints, is one of the most typical complaints of runners and is a general catch-all term for any ailment occurring in the lower leg. This can range from mild inflammation of the fascia (connective tissue) that covers and connects the muscles of the lower leg to the bone (tibia) to, in the very worst cases, the fascia being under such stress that it actually separates from the tibia. This is extremely painful and a slow healing process is unavoidable. Read More...