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What is the difference between shin splints and just pain in your shin?
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine
In brief: Shin splints
Shin splints is often used as a general term for shin pain.
First make sure that your lower leg pain is not really a stress fracture of the tibia bone. Treatment of medial tibia stress syndrome (shin splint)involves icing up to three times a day, taking some antiinflammatory medication, reducing impact activities, get shock absorbing insoles, reduce your miles running and increase them gradually.

In brief: Shin splints
Shin splints is often used as a general term for shin pain.
First make sure that your lower leg pain is not really a stress fracture of the tibia bone. Treatment of medial tibia stress syndrome (shin splint)involves icing up to three times a day, taking some antiinflammatory medication, reducing impact activities, get shock absorbing insoles, reduce your miles running and increase them gradually.
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