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shin splints

noun, (used with a plural verb) Pathology.
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.
Origin of shin splints
1940-45 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for shin-splints

shin splints

(functioning as singular or pl) a painful swelling of the front lower leg, associated with muscle or bone inflammation, and common among athletes and other sportspeople
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shin-splints in Medicine

shin splints or shinsplints
A painful condition of the shins caused by inflammation of the surrounding muscles, frequently occurring among runners.

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