Shin Splints (lower leg pain)
Shin splints is the common term for medial tibial stress syndrome.
Shin splints is a painful condition of the lower leg caused by inflammation of the periosteum, or fascial covering, of the shin bone, caused by pressure from the surrounding muscles.
Shin splints is a common complaint of athletes who have recently changed from one playing surface to another, changed their footwear, or altered their technique.
If left untreated shin splints can lead to stress fractures.
At the Pain Care Clinic we use sports massage and advanced massage techniques and myofascial release to work on the muscles and connective tissues of the whole leg. And we encourage clients to rest and regularly apply ice to the affected area in between sessions to reduce inflammation.
The Pain Care Clinic specialises in myofascial release and advanced massage therapy for private clients with medical diagnoses of chronic pain conditions and acute pain or injuries.
The information on these pages is intended to be general information only.
If you are unsure about your own medical diagnosis or options for medical treatment then please consult a doctor.