Shin splints (tibial stress syndrome)

Legs | Orthopaedics | Shin splints (tibial stress syndrome) (Disease)


This syndrome is found mainly in people who are especially intensive exercise on a hard surface. This condition, called in medical language application syndrome median tibia (SSMT), affects athletes discipline involving running and jumping sports, including football, basketball, rugby and sprint. Marathoners and ballet are also likely to develop this syndrome. There are several problems related to the calf strain between them.

Symptoms of this syndrome include tenderness inside leg, pain in the same location sharpened the fingers bent and feet and sometimes swelling and redness of the calf. in the onset of illness, pain tends to emphasize the early running, but disappears during its development, returning to racing later or next day. Painless intervals are reduced as the disease progresses, and if any area of the leg is very painful, it may have caused a stress fracture. Compartment syndrome is pain during exercise, but keep a time after their completion.

Causes and Risk factors

Median tibia overload syndrome is triggered when the continuous cycle of strikes and large thrust forces applied to the periosteum, the fibrous layer covering the shin bone. A chronic condition known as compartment syndrome can occur when the calf muscles are too big for the narrow chamber in which are housed fibrous, causing compression of blood vessels and nerves.

People who through their intense training increases muscle mass in a short period of time, presents a substantial risk to compartment syndrome.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Key SSMT treatment is rest. It may be that a period, perhaps several weeks, having to give up running altogether, and when you return, to do with care, primarily in terms of intensity, duration and intervals between races. The remedies below are designed to prevent the syndrome to reach the fracture stress and allows you to take your life normally without suffering irreparable damage. Let pain be your guide. If any of the activities recommended here will cause pain, abandon it immediately. ...

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