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A 26-year-old male asked:

my leg pains a lot because of shin splints specially when i run. i started doing stretching but it does not help. what should i do?

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Dr. Scott m Smith
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 41 years experience
Stress fracture: Stress fractures are often diagnosed es shin splints. If the pain is worse as you are exercising, it may be the stress fracture. They heal by relative rest. If it hurts you cannot do it. Requires about two months. Sometimes a cast is needed.

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