Welcome to Stay in the Game, a monthly blog where the team from the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine shares the latest tips on the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. We want to help you play hard and be well - a winning combination that will keep you in the game all season long.

Eight factors that may contribute to shin splints


Shin splints are a common injury for any athlete whose activities include running or jumping. Known medically as medial tibial stress syndrome or tibial pain syndrome, shin splints refers to a pain along the shinbone (tibia), in the front part of the lower leg.

Shin splints can happen over time when constant pounding and stress is applied to the bones, muscles and joints of the lower leg, causing pain and inflammation.

If you or your student athlete have shin splints, knowing which factors may have contributed to your injury can help to prevent your shin splints from worsening or from happening again in the future.

Need help treating your shin splints? The Queen's Center for Sports Medicine provides comprehensive care for the treatment and prevention of sports injuries and conditions in athletes and active people of all ages. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 808-691-4449& or click the button below.

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