Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS)
is commonly referred to as shin splints and describes the pain that is often felt by runners and athletes at the front of your tibia (shin bone) with exercise. There are two distinct aetiologies in MTSS that result in this pain:
Pain typically presents after and during exercise. MTSS can be effectively managed but needs to be differentiated from other conditions with similar symptoms such as compartment syndrome, a tibial stress fracture and tendon pathology.