Podiatrist Gladstone Park Craigieburn Greenvale - medifoot clinic
Podiatrist Gladstone Park Craigieburn Greenvale - medifoot clinic

Shin Splints (Shin Pain)


What are Shin Splints?

Shin splints is the term commonly used to describe pain on the shin bone.


What causes shin splints?

Shin pain is most commonly caused due to one or a combination of the following:

  • Bone Stress
  • Midial Tibial Traction Periostitis
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Other causes of shin splints (shin pain) are:

  • Nerve Entrapment - Compression of the nerve
  • Stress fracture of the fibula. Fibula is a long bone on the outside of the leg between the knee and the ankle
  • Vascular Entrapment - Compression of an artery leading to reduced blood flow



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