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Shin splints or shin pain is clinically referred to as medial-tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). It is an umbrella term that often refers to a number of issues involving pain in the shin area. At their worst, shin splints can turn into a stress fracture along the tibia, and searing pain will be felt with every stride. Shin pain is a sure-fire way to make your running experience markedly unenjoyable and accounts for approximately 15% of running injuries.