Shin splints are pains in the front of the lower legs caused by exercise, usually after a period of relative inactivity. Shin splints can be caused by any of four types of problems, none of which is serious. All types of shin splints can be treated with rest.
Tibial shin splints-
are very common and affect both recreational and trained athletes. Runners are often affected.
occurs further toward the front of the leg than posterior tibial shin splints, and the bone itself is tender.
Anterior compartment syndrome-
affects the outer side of the front of the leg.
usually produce localized, sharp pain with tenderness 1 or 2 inches below the knee.
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