Pain is often felt on the inside of the lower leg.
The pain can range from a dull ache to a severe, sharp penetrating pain.
Usually, the pain comes at the beginning of the activity, disappears during the activity and returns after the activity is finished.
In more severe cases the pain may not disappear during the activity.
Inflammation will be present although may not be visible.
It is the result of the irritation of the tendon and/or tearing of the muscle attachments onto the tibial bone.
Usually the x-rays will be negative.
In chronic cases, the x-rays may show bone spurs where the muscle attaches to the bone.