Shin Splint Symptoms and Diagnosis
Shin Splint Symptoms
Shin splints may cause the following symptoms:
Pain in the tibia — the long bone in the front of your lower leg — before, during, or after activity.
Tenderness to the touch.
Pain along the shinbone, most often toward the middle.
Shin Splint Diagnosis
To diagnose shin splints, your doctor will:
- Perform a physical exam.
- Take your medical history.
- Talk about your activity level.
It's easy to confuse shin splints with stress fractures.
As a result, your doctor will assess your injury to rule out or diagnose a stress fracture before moving forward with a treatment plan for shin splints.
Unless your doctor suspects a more serious issue or bone problem, you won't need any imaging or diagnostic tests.
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