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When should I call my doctor if I have shin splints?

If the pain doesn’t go away after a few days of inactivity, becomes more intense or impairs your ability to perform simple daily tasks seek a qualified medical professional. Extreme or sharp pain that does not fade with inactivity or gets worse even after you rest suggests that something more severe than shin splints has occurred.

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