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Posterior shin splints in more detail

Inflammation of the muscle attachments and interosseous  membranes to the tibia (shin bone) on the inside of the front of the lower leg. The most common form are posterior shin splints affecting the inner part of the lower leg at the insertion of a major decelerator muscle of the foot, namely tibialis posterior. Pain is felt on palpation (touching) or when walking/running approximately half way up the inner shin. Pain is only felt in the the muscular region right next to the tibia (shin bone) and not when touching the bone itself.