Shin Splint Symptoms

What are shin splint symptoms?

Difference between leg pain and shin splint pain

The causes of shin splints can vary but what are the symptons of shin splints and how can you define the pain apart from general leg pain?

Shin splint symptoms can trigger a number of different things that will help you decide wether your just having a bad day or wether you are in for a bad couple of weeks!

Shin Splint Symptoms

Different Shin Splint Symptoms

Some of the tell tale signs of shin splint pain and the symptoms can be found below:

A uncomfortable dull ache in the front of the lower leg.

Pain which develops during exercises.

distinctive pain on either side of your shin bone.

Muscle pain in general

Pain along the inner part of your leg

Tenderness or soreness along the inner part of the lower leg

Shin splints occurs when you have pain in the front of your lower leg. The pain of shin splints is from the inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your shinShin splints are a common problem for runners, gymnasts, dancers, and military recruits.


A typical tibial stress fracture will initially be felt as “shinsplints,” a catch-all term that refers to pain along the inside of the tibia. The pain usually starts out over a large area along the shin bone, and is mainly noticed after a hard training session or race, or the morning after a long or difficult workout.


Gluteus Minimus Muscle: Buttocks, Hip, Thigh, Knee, Calf, Ankle Pain

What pain is associated with 

Gluteus Minimus Muscle: Buttocks, Hip, Thigh, Knee, Calf, Ankle Pain

 – Pain in buttocks
 – Pain on the outside of the hip
 – Pain in the back and outside of the thigh
 – Pain in the back of the calf down to the ankle
 – Numbness in buttocks, hip and thigh traveling down to ankle
 – Pain while walking
 – Difficulty rising from a sitting position
 – Difficulty crossing your legs
 – Pain while laying on affected side

Where is the gluteus minimus muscle?
The gluteus minimus is located in the hip. It attaches the hip bone to the upper leg. It lies under both the gluteus medius and gluteus maximus.

Not all leg pain is relevant to shin splints, please check with your GP if you continue to have leg pain and get a professional diagnosis.