Shin splints or a stress fracture? Understanding the leg pain that you get when running
Shin pain is a common complaint amongst distance runners. There are a number of causes of shin pain, but the two most prevalent are ‘shin splints’ (aka medial tibial periostitis or medial tibial stress syndrome - MTSS) and bone stress injuries (which can culminate in a stress fracture). MTSS is caused by repetitive traction