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shin splints

also shin·splints (shĭn′splĭnts′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A painful condition of the shins caused by inflammation of muscles and connective tissue, frequently occurring among runners.

shin splints

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shinsplints

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(Pathology) (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

shin′ splints`


n.
(used with a pl. v.)
a painful condition of the front lower leg associated with muscle strain or stress of the tibia from strenuous activity.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shin splints - painful inflammation of the muscles around the shinsshin splints - painful inflammation of the muscles around the shins; frequent among runners
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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