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What actually are the dreaded "shin splints"?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
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.
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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).

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