shin splints

shin splints

noun (used with a plural verb) Pathology.

  1. a painful condition of the front lower leg, associated with tendinitis, stress fractures, or muscle strain, often occurring as a result of running or other strenuous athletic activity, especially on a nonresilient surface.


  1. (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


  1. A painful condition of the shins caused by inflammation of the surrounding muscles, frequently occurring among runners.

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