A 29-year-old member asked:
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are 'shin splints' a type of compartment syndrome?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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