Shin Splint


What is Shin Splint?

Shin Splint is sometime also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome , is pain and tenderness along or just behind the inner edge of the tibia. Usually develope after vigorous phyiscal activity.

Symptoms of Shin Splint

  • Pain in the front of the outer leg below the knee
  • Usually pain when just started to work out and reappear again when it ends


Causes of Shin Splint

  • Sudden increase in intensity of work out
  • Tight Achilles Tendon
  • Weak Ankle Muscle
  • Complete or partial dislocation


Treatment for Shin Splint

  • Using R.I.C.E,

Rest: Stop all activity, to prevent the strain to worsen
Ice: Apply ice to reduce swelling
Compression: Wrap the strained area to reduce swelling
Elevation: Keep the it as close to the level of the heart as to keep blood from pooling in the injured area

  • Surgical Treatment


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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