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how do i get rid of shin splints fast? and what's the medical term name for shin splints?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikely: Shin splints are also called medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss) or tibial periostitis. Unfortunately, there really isn't a proven fast treatment - typically treatment consists of avoiding the aggravating activity and switching to alternate activities, as well as using ice and anti-inflammatory meds. Physical therapy and massage can help. See a physician if symptoms persist.

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