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.


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

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