Shin splints are a common athletic injury, particularly among runners and tennis players, characterized by pain on the front or inside of the lower leg. They are frequently caused by excessive force on the bone, which causes muscles to expand, resulting in pain and inflammation.
The pain may subside after exercising, only to reappear later in the same activity. Without adequate treatment, the pain might become chronic, resulting in a stress reaction or fracture.
Treatment for shin splints might take several weeks to several months. Exercise should be avoided to allow the inflamed tissues to heal.
To ensure that shin splints aren't masking a more serious injury, such as compartment syndrome or fractures, see a physical therapist. A physical therapist can assist patients in developing a treatment plan that will enable them to resume their favorite physical activities as soon as possible.
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