Shin Pain Causes, Treatments & More

By gareth
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common form of shin pain. It usually appears as a dull, burning ache and typically affects the bottom third of the shin bone, mainly on the inside.1‘Shin Splints - OrthoInfo - AAOS.’ OrthoInfo,–conditions/shin-splints

It's thought to be caused when excess stress aggravates the surface of the tibia bone and all the muscles connected to it. This surface, called the periosteum, becomes raw and sore as a response. People who are engaged in high-impact activities are more prone to shin splints.

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