Description: shin splints are usually characterized by pain, tenderness, and soreness along the shinbone, which may or may not be accompanied by mild swelling.
Shin splints is more of a description than an actual injury, as shin splints is used to describe many related issues such as stress fractures, compartment syndrome, tendonitis, periostitis, etc.
Shin splints are most common in runners, however can occur in any athlete involved in a sport in which the legs must absorb shock.
Mechanism of Injury: impact forces of exercise on the lower extremities from any of, or combination of, the following:
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