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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome - Shin Splints

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS, more commonly known as shin splints) is more common in less experienced runners as the bone may not be adapted to the stresses of high impact activity.

Often there is an uptick in MTSS presentations in May/June (prior to Darwin’s City to Surf) as runners rapidly increase their training volume and fail to schedule rest days from running into their programs.

Thankfully, if you start your training early enough you can mitigate most of the risk of developing shin splints.

If you really want to ‘bullet-proof’ your shins, adding in some general lower limb and calf strengthening exercises and flexibility can be helpful.

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