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Med Tent: Shin Splints 101

  • By Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
  • Published Jan 9, 2013
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When To Call A Doctor

For bone-related pain, it’s best to get a doctor’s diagnosis because then you’ll know the severity of the injury. You’ll need an MRI to determine if a stress fracture is present because stress fractures don’t show up on X-rays unless they’re very severe or healing. Your doctor may also do a bone-density scan (using DEXA, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry).

New York City sports medicine specialist  Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. is a 29-time marathon runner and 10-time Ironman finisher. His new book, The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies, has more than 1,000 tips to fix all types of injuries and medical conditions.

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