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Med Tent: Shin Splints 101

  • By Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
  • Published Jan 9, 2013
Photo: Shutterstock.com

What’s Going On In There?

Bone-related shin pain, called medial tibial stress syndrome, can range from a stress injury—irritation of the bone—to a stress fracture, an actual crack in the bone. The area hurts during and especially after exercise, and the tibia hurts when touched or tapped. It’s generally the result of three variables: body mechanics, amount of activity and bone density.

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