shin splints


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shin splints

[′shin ‚splins]
(medicine)
An injury and an inflammation of the lower leg muscles and bones of the lower and middle third of the tibia and fibula, seen in athletes such as runners or basketball and football players.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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