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Are shin splints due to low estrogen?
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Dr. Donald Kucharzyk
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Shin splints are a mechanical strain on the insertion of the muscle into the anterior crest of the tibia and can be caused by overuse but also abnormal foot positioning such as seen with flatfoot endless.

In brief: No
Shin splints are a mechanical strain on the insertion of the muscle into the anterior crest of the tibia and can be caused by overuse but also abnormal foot positioning such as seen with flatfoot endless.
Dr. Donald Kucharzyk
Dr. Donald Kucharzyk
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No
Shin splints can be due to a number of stresses on the medial tibial region of the lower leg.
I wonder if your question is stimulated by the fact that some female athletes (who may get shin splints) have low estrogen levels associated with low body weight and fat content. But the low estrogen is not the cause of the muscle pain.

In brief: No
Shin splints can be due to a number of stresses on the medial tibial region of the lower leg.
I wonder if your question is stimulated by the fact that some female athletes (who may get shin splints) have low estrogen levels associated with low body weight and fat content. But the low estrogen is not the cause of the muscle pain.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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