Hello Shin splints
are a type of "overuse injury" to the legs.
The pain is characteristic and located on the outer edge of the mid region of the leg next to the shinbone (tibia
). It can be extreme and halt workouts.
The diagnosis requires a careful focused examination.
A multifaceted approach of "relative rest" can restore a pain-free level of activity and a return to competition.
The "relative rest" approach includes a change in the workout, ice, rest, anti-inflammation medications, stretching exercises, possible change in footwear, and gradual increase in running activities.
You must consult an orthopedic specialist for the proper examination and diagnosis.