shin splints
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1930 injury to and inflammation of the tibial and toe extensor muscles or their fasciae caused by repeated minimal traumas (as by running)

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  • Shin splints — or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) refers to pain along or just behind the shins with sports that apply extreme pressure to the legs, such as gymnastics. Ten to fifteen percent of running injuries are shin splints. Contents 1 Causes 2… …   Wikipedia

  • shin splints — n pl but sing or pl in constr painful injury to and inflammation of the tibial and toe extensor muscles or their fasciae that is caused by repeated minimal traumas (as by running on a hard surface) * * * an overuse injury characterized by strain… …   Medical dictionary

  • shin splints — shin′ splints n. (used with a pl. v.) pat a painful condition of the front lower leg associated with muscle strain or stress of the tibia from strenuous activity • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Shin splints — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • shin splints — noun painful inflammation of the muscles around the shins; frequent among runners • Hypernyms: ↑inflammation, ↑redness, ↑rubor * * * noun plural but singular in construction : injury to and inflammation of the tibial and toe extensor muscles or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shin splints — /ˈʃɪn splɪnts/ (say shin splints) plural noun (construed as singular) a painful condition of the front lower leg linked with inflammation of the periosteum or stress fractures, caused by activities such as jogging, tennis, aerobics, etc., carried …   Australian English dictionary

  • shin splints — plural noun [treated as sing. or plural] acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running on hard surfaces …   English new terms dictionary

  • shin splints — (used with a pl. v.) Pathol. 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, esp. on a nonresilient surface.… …   Universalium

  • shin splints — noun Inflammation of muscles around the shins …   Wiktionary

  • shin-splints — Tenderness and pain with induration and swelling of pretibial muscles, following athletic overexertion by the untrained; it may be a mild form of anterior tibial compartment syndrome …   Medical dictionary

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