Where does one feel the pain of a posteromedial shin splint?
The pain starts along the inside of the lower leg 1 inch to 8 inches above the ankle, and gets worse with a runner who rolls his/her ankles or rises up on his/her toes. Running makes the pain worse and the pain can move into the inner ankle, extending into the shin to within 2-4 inches of the knee. The pain can progressively get worse. Eventually, the muscles themselves can be affected, even pulling the inflamed tendon from the attachment to the bone. This can cause bleeding and more inflammation.
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Source: The Merck Manual of Medical Info
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