A 33-year-old member asked:
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what actually are the dreaded "shin splints"?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tibial pain: Discomfort involving the soft tissue surrounding the tibia bone in the lower leg. Commonly occurs in runners or sports with repetitive impact. The pain can be nagging and chronic.
Answered on Apr 13, 2013
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Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience 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 on Dec 10, 2013
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Compartment syndrome: It sounds like you may be describing an acute episode of exercise-induced exertional compartment syndrome (eiecs) rather than shin splints. Did the ti ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Inflammation: It is inflammation where the small muscle fibers attach to the bone along the tibia.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Pain to the front of: The shins. There are Tendinosis attachments to the bone and some of those fibers get inflammed and one gets micro tears that are painful...
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Dr. Travis Swink
23 years experience Family Medicine
Shin splints: They commonly occur due to poor stretching before rigorous running causing tearing and swelling of the sheath around the muscle.
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