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Shin splints. Ask a runner about the injury, and they will tell you that they, or someone they know, has spent countless training sessions hindered by the injury. But what exactly are shin splints, and what is the best treatment option for them? As an ex-athlete and biomedical engineer, I have written this article as a reflection of my current understanding based on my interactions with 100s of clinics, reviewing literature and monitoring the use of the Solushin in the Australian athletic populations. My strengths are the athlete and biomedical engineer perspective.  The purpose of this article is to discuss...

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Ask a runner about shin splints, and they've likely heard of or suffered from them. Ask a physiotherapist or podiatrist (clinicians), and it's a rabbit hole to dive deep into. While the term shin splints is primarily referred to as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) in clinics and the literature, a large number of clinicians are starting to include a variety of other conditions under the umbrella term. All of which have the common trait: pain somewhere along or near the shin. As a team focused on MTSS, we often receive questions and comments from clinicians and patients regarding the...

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