Shin splints. Diagnosis, management, prevention.

  title={Shin splints. Diagnosis, management, prevention.},
  author={Michael P Moore},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  volume={83 1},
          199-200, 203-5, 208-10
Our knowledge of the etiology of shin splints is incomplete. Biomechanical abnormalities are likely to be major factors in predisposing certain persons to such injury. Also, training errors are major etiologic factors. Because shin splints result from mechanical overload of various elements of the musculoskeletal system of the leg that exceed their adaptive remodeling capacity, rest and recovery should be emphasized as an important aspect of sports training. Accurate and prompt diagnosis… CONTINUE READING