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Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, refer to the pain along the shinbone (tibia).
Shin splints are quite common and are usually caused by intensive exercise, vigorous sports activity, or a change in training routine for athletes, dancers, and fitness enthusiasts. Increased activity can overwork the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue, leading to pain along the lower leg.
The application of low-energy shock waves to the shins can help treat the condition within a short period of time. A study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of shockwave treatment for medial tibial stress syndrome in athletes confirmed Shockwaves effectiveness in treating the condition.
Storz Medical’s MASTERPULS® Ultra MP50, MP100, and MP200 and MASTERPULS® ONE machines, available at Shockwave Canada, can be used in treating shin splints effectively.