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Shin Pain Prevention & Treatment – by Ross Allen

Today we have a great guest blog from physiotherapist and back pain specialist Ross Allen based at Physioclinic.ie in County Kildare, Ireland. Follow him on Twitter via @Physioclinic.ie Shin splints (also known as medial tibial stress syndrome) affects between 5-35% of runners. In my experience, it most commonly occurs in those who suddenly increase their running mileage, oftentimes in […]

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Exercises for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (AKA ‘Shin Splints’)

It’s easy to talk generally with rehab, ‘strengthen x,y and z’, improve movement control etc but we don’t often expand on what exactly this means. Today’s blog is a brief look at an exercise programme I used recently for a patient with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and what my thinking was behind it. The patient, […]

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Kinesio Tape for ‘Shin Splints’?

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is a common running injury which can become a persistent nuisance. You might know it better as ‘shin splints’. There are a lack of treatments for MTSS that have been shown to be effective in […]

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Shin Pain – Part 3 Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

So we’ve covered bony pain and compartment syndrome next up is tendinopathy. The most likely to cause shin pain is Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy, often termed Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction so we’ll call it PTTD for short. There is also Peroneal Tendinopathy, it’s much less common so I might cover it in a later blog if […]

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Shin Pain – Part Two – Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Part One of this series on shin pain looked at bony pain, in Part Two of this blog we look at Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) CECS There are several muscle “compartments” in the lower leg, each includes muscles, blood vessels and nerves enclosed within soft tissue called fascia. During running the pressure gradually increases […]

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Shin pain, shin splints and stress fractures

Shin pain often gets described as the dreaded “Shin Splints”, the bane of many runners and an ongoing topic of discussion on the RW forums. The thing is shin splints isn’t really a diagnosis, it’s a collection of as much as 31 different potential diagnoses! Research from the College of Podiatry has highlighted that many […]

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