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What are shin splints?

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Inflammation: It is inflammation where the small muscle fibers attach to the bone along the tibia.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Overuse tibia injury: Shin splints is an overuse stress injury to the tibial leg bone. Often times, a sudden rapid increase in either mileage or running intensity can trigger an episode of shin splints. Most are self-limiting and will go away with simple rest or decreased mileage and intensity. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help as well.

Answered 3/8/2020

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Dr. Mark Galland answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, but can present in the back. Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com).

Answered 12/10/2013

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Dr. Mark Galland answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com).

Answered 12/10/2013

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