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What are shin splints?

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They're a painful inflammation of the connective tissues that attach the muscles in your shins to the bones in your legs. Your doctor might call it medial tibial stress syndrome.

From: What Are Shin Splints? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: ''Shin Splints.''

Davis, M. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005. Expert Guide to Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Fractures.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 13, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: ''Shin Splints.''

Davis, M. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005. Expert Guide to Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Fractures.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 13, 2017

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