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Got shin splints trying to walk fast to catch a plane. Actually slowed me down. Any way to avoid?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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In brief: Compartment syndrome

It sounds like you may be describing an acute episode of exercise-induced exertional compartment syndrome (eiecs) rather than shin splints.
Did the tightness and pain rapidly resolve once excessive exertion ceased? A lack of actual bone pain and moreso pain over the bulging, tight muscle belly of the anterior and lateral (front/side) of your leg is also more indicative of eiecs.

In brief: Compartment syndrome

It sounds like you may be describing an acute episode of exercise-induced exertional compartment syndrome (eiecs) rather than shin splints.
Did the tightness and pain rapidly resolve once excessive exertion ceased? A lack of actual bone pain and moreso pain over the bulging, tight muscle belly of the anterior and lateral (front/side) of your leg is also more indicative of eiecs.
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