Medial Tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is one of the most common leg injuries in athletes and army soldiers, especially who are under training. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome has been reported to occur frequently in military recruits, long distance runners, dancers, football /soccer players and gymnasts. The incidence of MTSS is reported as being between 6% and 32% in military personnel and athletes respectively. Medial Tibial stress syndrome is the condition that refers to pain on the posteromedial tibial border during exercise, after a long run or march past, with pain on palpation of the tibia over a length of at least 5 cm. Medial Tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is an overuse injury or repetitive-stress injury of the shin area. Various stress reactions of the tibia and surrounding musculature occur when the body is unable to heal properly in response to repetitive muscle contractions and Tibial strain.
Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) also called as Shin Splints is a common term for shin pain during running. This is because shin pain and 'Shin Splints' can be due to several different conditions. One of the most common conditions which is frequently labeled as 'Shin Splints' is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome.
Daily Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) was given for 50 days to each Army recruit and cadet who complained of shin pain. Overall, 98% of patients who received HBO therapy became pain free and could return to work faster.
We concluded that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an effective conservative treatment for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome.