Shin splints are described as dull pains which occur around the 'shin' bone area, during exercise and prolonged running. This can be caused by over-use of the muscle, compartment syndrome or poor foot posture.
Poor foot posture can give rise to many muscle problems of the lower limb. Sometimes nodules and knots can be felt within the muscles. These are called 'trigger points' and can radiate pain to other areas of the leg. A patient will need to go through an assessment to determine causes and potential problems.