What muscles are injured in shin splints?

Anterior tibialis. Shin splints are a generic term for pain on the anterior (front) part of the shin. The muscles in this area are the anterior tibialis muscles. Shin splint pain can be caused by strain, inflammation or even a tear of this muscle and related tendons. See your doctor if this pain persists.
None. Shin splints are stress injury to the tibia bone and surrounding sheath like structure (periosteum), not to the muscle. The gastroc-soleus complex (calf muscles) are known to be a partial cause of this but they are not get injured in the process.

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What is the difference between shin splints and a pulled muscle?

Bone vs Muscle. Shin splints is an inflammation or irritation of the lining going around our bones (called the periosteum). A pulled muscle is just that -- when a muscle partially gets torn. Read more...

I think I have shin splints from soccer I have played for years but I injured my ankle 5 weeks ago and that still hurts a lot so could they be linked?

Shin splints. Shin splints and ankle sprains can be linked. Individuals who are active athletes should consider using a custom made orthotic. Also i would recommend having an MRI done to make sure there is no ligament, tendon or bone damage that may need to be repaired. Your foot and ankle specialist can help you with both of these. Read more...
Get re-evaluated. If there was a severe sprain weeks back, it is a soft tissue injury. But you may have had an undetected bone/joint injury as well. The instability created by that kind of injury will cause a change in gait which can also affect the leg. You need to get rechecked. Options for treatment may include conservative means such as bracing or if the injury is severe, surgery may be warranted. Read more...

Pain in shins when I walk, feels like sore muscles after working out. Could this be shin splints and if so how do I treat them?

Shin splints? Dr. Bywaters from england in trhe 50's wrote a paper on pre-spondylitis, interviewing patrients about their younger years. Shin splints were grossly increased in frequency. Classic shin-splints occur from: shoes with poor cushioning; running/walking on a hard surface; higher than preferred body weight. It is inflammation of the interosseus membrane between the tibia/fibula. Take a break & nsaids! Read more...
Shin splints. Certainly this could be shin splints but i would also investigate the possibility of a stress fracture as well i would obtain a bone scan or MRI of the lower leg to document the condition and i would also investigate if you have flat feet and a collapsed arch as this may contribute to you symptoms and if you address the feet your problem if it is shin splints will go away and not be a recurrent pr. Read more...

Soleus muscle pain while playing bball. Even with proper warmup and stretch. Past of shin splints intense. Type 1 diabetic. 18 yr old. How do I cure?

Check your footwear. As a patient with diabetes, you should make sure you wear well-fitting shoes designed for the activity.Heel pads (available at sports stores and some drug stores) can reduce strain. Heel pads should be put in both shoes; unevenness could and reduce strain. Heel pads should be put in both shoes; unevenness could lead to strain. After you exercise, check your feet for sores or redness. Read more...
? Trigger Points. Your pain may originate in various muscles and be felt in the soleus. I.E gastrocs, long toe extensors, peroneus and adductor magnus are some of the muscles i find to be the source of calf pain. Proper warm up and cool down with exercise are important. If the pain is of recent onset, massage and gentle stretching of the tender muscles may sometimes help. Trigger point injections may help. Read more...