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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Shin Splints
Shin Splints [posted 7/17/98]
Answer: Two possibilities-first shin splints. For this apply heat, use motrin or something equivalent and start future running with warm ups-also don't push it until your legs are built up. Secondly, is Osgood-Schlatter's Disease. This is a degradation of the back side of the patella-cause unknown. Seen in young women (occasionally young men) and only responds to rest and decreased activity. If the pain is over your knee cap(patella) most likely this. I would see an orthopedic surgeon for this problem.