Also known as tibial stress syndrome or exercise related leg pain, shin splints are caused by stress to the tibia (the shinbone) and the connective tissue between the muscle and tibia. This causes pain in the front of the lower leg and sometimes mild swelling.

Coping with Shin Splints

Have you ever had shin splints? What made them worse? What helped?

Jori Reijonen, Ph.D.
Neuromuscular Diseases