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One of the most irritating and painful injuries an athlete can get. Usually a result of overworked, tight calf and shin muscles, shin splints truly suck. Pain ranges anywhere from a dull throb to a sharp piercing pain, and can be found from the knees to the ankles and all in between. Running on shin splints can lead to fractures of the tibia. Shin splints are a vicious cycle; you overwork your muscles, you rest them to heal, your muscles weaken. Those weak muscles and shins (now splint-free) are more susceptible to shin splints because of their weakness. It can go on forever.
-"Dude i've had shin splints for like 3 years now, I just can't fucking beat them! Now i can't play drums or play ultimate or do anything i ever enjoyed doing. Life's a bitch-and-a-half."
- "Damn son! FUCK SHIN SPLINTS!!"
by shinsplintssuck May 30, 2013
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A pain below your knee from too much running - its a pain in the ass. You get it mostly from Track, and having too much sex. Soon to be classified as an STD.
Coach: There's a difference from injuries and shin splints. Suck it up.
Runner: Fuck you. Injuries - you can't run. Shin splints, you can't run, but you run anyway, until you get an injury.
by Trackdude92 March 27, 2007
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The most painful and often ongoing injury one can get- and usually developed from running too much. XC kids- they understand.

Ice and resting and lots of food and hours watching mindless television and popping Advil is required for their healing, and sometimes that doesn't even work. But only cross country runners can truly understand and handle the pain of shin splints.
Cross country girl- Pete, I can't wait to see you at the XC championships!

Cross country guy- I don't know if I'm gonna make it, Ashley.. I have some real bad shin splints!

Cross country girl- suck it up, and run like a real man. And take some Advil for your shin splints too.
by hotpinkrunningshoes August 12, 2011
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a lame excuse for being late to an important date
nick: "hey sorry im late i had to walk like five miles here with shin splints. im so exhausted and i hurt so bad!"

grace: "i dont care"
by lenamisery November 09, 2009
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