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Shin Splints

Shin Splints Overview

"Shin splints" is a term generally used to describe a running-related injury causing pain in the front of the lower leg along the shin bone (tibia). Medically, the term shin splints refers to Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). The type of pain that causes shin splints is most often caused by athletic-related activity that the participant is not physically prepared to perform.

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