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Shin Splints

Clinical Definition Shin splints is an inflammation of the periosteum, tendons and bones around the tibia, which causes pain. It usually occurs around the medial portion of the tibia and is related to exercise and overuse. Activities, such as running, place a high degree of force on the tibia bone and often lead to the


Clinical Definition Shingles is an infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The condition causes inflammation of the ganglia and is characterized by a skin rash and postherpetic pain. Shingles usually develops after a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, due to a primary chickenpox infection. In Our Own Words Shingles is a viral infection

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