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Shin Splints


Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) or shin splints as its more commonly known is a condition that effects a large portion of the population especially those engaged in regular long distance road running. Its onset typically comes from repeated impact on solid surfaces which, in turn leads to repetitive stress on the lower leg, more specifically the tibia or shin bone located on the medial part of the lower leg. As with a lot of other common injuries the sight of the pain isn’t always the cause of the pain, meaning, the problem may have started somewhere else. Bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and fascia all have to be considered when assessing a body for biomechanical irregularities that lead to an injury of this kind.
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