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How to distinguish a stress fracture vs having shin splints?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Area covered

Shin splints typically (but not always) hurt over a wide area, while a stress fracture is more point tenderness.
Imaging studies may be indicated to determine if you have a stress fracture.

In brief: Area covered

Shin splints typically (but not always) hurt over a wide area, while a stress fracture is more point tenderness.
Imaging studies may be indicated to determine if you have a stress fracture.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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