Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

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This is pain you feel in the front of one or both of your lower legs. It can be a problem for runners, dancers, gymnasts and other active people.

What are shin splints?

This detailed video describes the condition of shin splints, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. Shin splints heal on their own with proper rest. You can help your shin splints heal by avoiding high-impact activities and by icing your legs. Physical therapy and orthotics may also help. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that is right for you.