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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/04/28

Shin Splints

I have a 3 year old son who often complains about pains in legs, close to his shin, what could the cause beand could it be shin splints at such a young age?

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Dear Anonymous
Shin splints are highly unlikely at his age and most mothers will tell you that little kids suffer from 'growing'pains- especially if they are in a growth spurt. If you are very concerned, take him to an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in children.

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