Shin splints is the common type of tendonitis that effect either the front or the back of your lower leg. Pain will usually increase with activity and decrease with rest, however in more advanced cases it can last even into the next day and result in pain with walking.
What are symptoms of Shin Splints?
Pain on the inside of your calf, usually against the lower leg bone, is where shin splints make their presence felt. Shin splints occur most often when a physical activity, such as running or walking, is increased quickly in a short period of time. The pain felt is usually very sharp, but may be dull after activity. It will be tender to press on when inflamed. There are also usually small lumps present on the inside edge of the shin bone.
What causes Shin Splints?
Shin splints is a focused type of tendon injury. If some of the deep calf muscles get overworked, their tendons pull hard on the inside of the bone causing irritation.
How do you treat Shin Splints?
There are many different things that can cause shin splints. Wrong footwear, too much activity, tight calves and other problems can call cause shin splints. The only way to be sure you’re addressing the right problem is a comprehensive exam. Please bring the footwear and any insoles you wear to your appointment, as the doctor can assess them to ensure they aren't the cause. A.R.T., stretching and strengthening are almost always used together to solve the problems.