Shin Splints/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
This is a term used to describe pain and swelling in the front part of the lower leg. The discomfort experienced can be aggravated by repetitive activities like walking or running. Causes of this condition include flat feet, worn-out or improper shoe gear, overall biomechanical imbalance, improper training techniques. Treatment includes activity modification, rest, anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), icing, a change in training habits, shoe inserts. An advanced treatment option is the use of extracorporal pulse activation technology (EPAT) which is available at District Foot and Ankle.