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The diagnosis and management of medial tibial stress syndrome

An evidence update
  • Marinus WintersEmail author
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Abstract

Medial tibial stress syndrome is a common overuse injury in jumping and running athletes. It is defined as exercise-induced pain along the distal posteromedial border of the tibia and the presence of recognisable pain on palpation over a length of 5 or more centimetres. This overview article provides an evidence update on the diagnosis and management of athletes with medial tibial stress syndrome.

Keywords

Medial tibial stress syndrome Shin splints Diagnosis Treatment Management 

Diagnostik und Therapie des Schienbeinkantensyndroms

Update zur Studienlage

Zusammenfassung

Das Schienbeinkantensyndrom ist eine häufige Verletzung durch Überbeanspruchung bei Sportlern, die springen und laufen. Definiert ist es durch belastungsinduzierten Schmerz entlang des distalen posteromedialen Rands der Tibia und durch das Vorliegen eines erkennbaren Schmerzes bei Palpation über eine Länge von mindestens 5 cm. In der vorliegenden Übersichtsarbeit wird die aktuelle Studienlage zu Diagnostik und Management bei Sportlern mit Schienbeinkantensyndrom beschrieben.

Schlüsselwörter

Schienbeinkantensyndrom „Shin splints“ Diagnose Behandlung Management 

Notes

Compliance with ethical guidelines

Conflict of interest

M. Winters declares that he has no competing interests.

For this article no studies with human participants or animals were performed by any of the authors. All studies performed were in accordance with the ethical standards indicated in each case.

The supplement containing this article is not sponsored by the industry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Sciences & SportsUniversity Medical Centre UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Research Unit for General Practice in Aalborg, Department of Clinical MedicineAalborg UniversityAalborg ØstDenmark

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