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What is cause of shin splints? Lactic acid?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Several Options...

"shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, .
Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com).

In brief: Several Options...

"shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, .
Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland.Com).
Dr. Mark Galland
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: No

It isn't likely. Shin splints are mostly the result of too much force on the shinbone’s connective tissue.
While many people associate the pain in the shins with Lactic Acid buildup, the pain actually is caused by strain on the tissues in the shin. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/549091-lactic-acid-buildup-shin-splints/#ixzz1ttixkyst.

In brief: No

It isn't likely. Shin splints are mostly the result of too much force on the shinbone’s connective tissue.
While many people associate the pain in the shins with Lactic Acid buildup, the pain actually is caused by strain on the tissues in the shin. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/549091-lactic-acid-buildup-shin-splints/#ixzz1ttixkyst.
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