shin splints


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shin splints

also shin·splints (shĭn′splĭnts′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A painful condition of the shins caused by inflammation of muscles and connective tissue, frequently occurring among runners.

shin splints

or

shinsplints

n
(Pathology) (functioning as singular or plural) a painful swelling of the front lower leg, associated with muscle or bone inflammation, and common among athletes and other sportspeople

shin′ splints`


n.
(used with a pl. v.)
a painful condition of the front lower leg associated with muscle strain or stress of the tibia from strenuous activity.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shin splints - painful inflammation of the muscles around the shinsshin splints - painful inflammation of the muscles around the shins; frequent among runners
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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"Shin splints" is a general term that can cover a variety of injuries (see below).
He also appeared to struggle going down stairs due to his injury, which is either acute shin splints or a stress fracture, and was rushed off to se a physiotherapist as soon as he finished giving interviews and speaking to well-wishers at the finish line.
Bishop - in severe pain for the final stint after being diagnosed with acute shin splints - finished to the Liverpool FC anthem You'll Never Walk Alone.
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He also appeared to struggle going down stairs due to his injury, which is either acute shin splints or a stress fracture, and was rushed off to see a physiotherapist as soon as he finished giving interviews and speaking to well-wishers at the finish line.
Pappel suffered shin splints while warming up for her preliminary races on Friday, but still managed to finish second in both hurdle finals during the OSAA Class 5A girls track and field championships Saturday at Hayward Field.
Mr Heslehurst, left, then walked back to Middlesbrough, despite suffering shin splints. Within a few days, he was back on the same journey, armed with another letter asking for a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron.
A From the symptoms you describe it sounds as if you could be suffering with the painful condition known as shin splints.
QI am a keen runner and have recently been told I have shin splints. What does this mean?
Specifically, shin splints and tight calves are a problem for many distance runners.
Grocutt is recovering from an ankle operation, while Acton is due to see a specialist over a shin splints problem.
Pronation may then result in injuries to the sole of the foot, the tendons around the ankles, and cause shin splints, or a twist inward that strains the inner aspect of the knee.