Shin Splints is a general term used to describe a painful condition affecting the shins. It is caused by a number of conditions, the commonest of these being medial tibial stress syndrome. Medial tibial stress syndrome is commonly seen in athletes especially those who over train or who suffer from overpronation. Over pronation should be corrected with appropriate footwear. Rest, icing, anti-inflammatory tablets and painkillers can help symptoms. Correct training practices are important, with avoidance of over training. We have found shock wave therapy to be 70-80% successful for the treatment of shin splints in a wide range of patients; some of whom have had the condition for many years. If you need amore infromation, please click here to send us an email.