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Shin Splints

Shin splints present as pain along the tibia (shin) which gradually develops over weeks. The medical term for shin splints is periostitis. This means there is inflammation in the Periosteum, a dense membrane composed of fibrous connective tissue that closely wraps the bone. Predisposing factors include training errors, anatomic variations, poor running technique, or poor equipment. A weak or tight Achilles tendon may be involved, as they are the muscles responsible for lifting up the foot. A custom foot orthotic to support the foot and prevent over pronation, along with supportive, shoes are recommended.