Essay On Shin Splints

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Shin Splints, medically known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, refers to a pain along long bone in the lower leg (Tibia). This condition is a physical activity-related problem that is usually common to athletes(runners), dancers, and military recruits. We often experience this pain even on a simple activities such as morning jog, brisk walking, or even catching a bus to take a ride to work.


Shin splints develop after a vigorous, repetitive physical activity compromising the bones, muscles, and tendons in the lower leg. As a result of overworked, pain and inflammation will soon be experienced. This condition is common to anyone who just started an activity or a sudden change in the level of activity. A sudden change and/or increase in the frequency, duration, and
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You are a new participant in a sports activity.
You suddenly increase the frequency, duration, or intensity of an activity.
You are into military training.


We often do home remedies to manage shin splints. If the symptoms continue to persist, it would be better to see your doctor.

The doctor usually do physical examination and patient interview on symptoms and medical history. X-rays will also be done to rule out other problems that causes the pain, such as stress fracture.


Rest. If would be best if you take some time off from an activity or exercise that causes the pain. This will promote faster recovery. Instead, try to engage in low-impact activities that don't give too much stress on your lower leg such as swimming.
Ice. Never apply ice directly over the skin. Wrap around the ice with layers of towelling.
Apply icing for 20 minutes, four to six time a day for several days. This will help in reducing pain and swelling.
Elastic compression bandage will help against swelling.
Take some over-the-counter pain reliever to reduce pain and swelling, such Ibufropen, Aspirin, Naproxen, or
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