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Shin splints

Shin splints: Introduction

Shin splints: Pain in the shins usually caused by sports or exercise. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Shin splints is available below.

Symptoms of Shin splints

  • Shin pain
  • Pain along the back and inside of lower tibia (shin bone)
  • Pain around the shin bone
  • Shin pain when running
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Shin splints

  • Avoid strenuous exericse - seek treatment as soon as the problem is noticed rather than continuing to exercise through the pain.
  • Treatments of microfractures:
    • Rest - for up to 12 weeks
    • Avoid weight-bearing activity
  • Treatment of periostitis:
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Shin splints

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Causes of Shin splints

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Shin splints: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Shin splints

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Definitions of Shin splints:

Painful inflammation of the muscles around the shins; frequent among runners - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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