Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a painful exertional condition of the lower leg that is related to exercise, specifically running. The incidence is estimated to be between 13% and 25% among active individuals, making it the most common cause of overuse injuries in runners. Many people still refer to this as “shin splints.” Although running athletes most frequently present with signs and symptoms consistent with MTSS, it is not uncommon in jumping athletes.

Definition

Pain from MTSS usually occurs at the posteromedial margin of the tibia, the junction of ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles