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A 29-year-old member asked:

Are 'shin splints' a type of compartment syndrome?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Some things close: Shin splints" is not a specific diagnosis. It is merely a descriptive term that describes chronic exertional shin pain in an athlete. The evidence seems clear that shin splint pain has many different causes and this reflects the variation in the anatomy.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

If have shin splints and compartment syndrome, what cardio can I do that won't aggravate them?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Bicycle: Exertional compartment syndrome is caused by increased pressure during exercise in the compartments of the lower leg induced by swelling/edema of the exercising muscles. If you can reduce the volume of the compartments, you can reduce the problem. Bicycling specifically targets the lower legs and slims them down. Put in 30-40 min. 4-5 days a week on a exercise bike...It works.
Last updated Dec 13, 2020

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