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Shin Splints (cont.)

Exams and Tests

The doctor will take a brief history to determine how the injury occurred. If necessary, a thorough physical exam will be conducted to evaluate if any other injuries are present.

  • Both shins will be physically and visually examined by the medical practitioner. The lower leg will be touched and inspected to identify obvious deformities or any differences in the bones of the lower leg.
  • The nerves in the leg will be tested to make sure no injury has occurred there.
  • An x-ray, MRI, or bone scan of the shin may be taken to determine if there are changes in the makeup of the bone.

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