A 37-year-old male asked:
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i have been suffering from shin splints for 3 years on and off. last year i ruled out a stress fracture via an mri. should i see a physiotherapist or a biokineticist to find the cause?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Consult with your : orthopedic surgeon who will most recommend PT.
Answered on Aug 21, 2019

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