Shin Splints (cont.)
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Shin Splints Symptoms
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Pain associated with MTSS most often occurs on the third of shinbone or the tibial bone that is furthest from the knee. The following are common signs and symptoms of MTSS:
When to Seek Medical Care for Shin Splints
When the pain begins to interfere with your activities of daily living or if you cannot perform your desired activities without pain, you should consider seeking medical attention. Other indicators that you should seek medical care are if the area begins to look deformed, becomes exquisitely tender to the touch, or is causing you to move differently.
Shin Splints 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.
Last Reviewed 11/20/2017
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