In this video, we’ll discuss medial tibial stress syndrome, commonly known as shin splints. Medial tibial stress syndrome is an overuse injury that causes excessive strain on the muscles and bones of the lower leg. Numerous factors can lead to medial tibial stress syndrome, including frequency and intensity of exercise, footwear, and biomechanics such as overpronation. Symptoms include pain and tenderness along the inside lower third of the shin.
Conservative treatments include activity modification, physiotherapy, and pedorthic care such as appropriate footwear and custom foot orthotics. Custom foot orthotics alleviate symptoms by controlling excessive pronation, removing stress off of the muscles and bones of the lower leg.