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how should i address shin splint problems ?

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Dr. Scott m Smith
40 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Diagnosis: Shin splints is a diagnosis of exclusion. You must make sure you don't have tendonitis, stress fracture, compartment syndrome, fascitis etc. Stress fractures usually mask as shin splints. The shin bone hurts at a certain point with stress and exercise. It gets worse with stress. Shin splints are pain in the tibia where the muscle inserts that gets better with exercise and you can run and play.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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