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Here are the possible conditions based on your answers:

Shin Splints

Shin splints, also called medial tibial stress syndrome, is pain and inflammation along the inside part of the lower leg. Two bones make up the lower leg: the tibia on the inside and the fibula on the outside. Together, they are referred to as the shin bones. Shin splints occur when the muscles and other tissues around the tibia become inflamed. Shin splints are associated with vigorous and repetitive sports activity.

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Gastrocnemius Tear(Calf Muscle Tear)

The gastrocnemius muscle, commonly referred to as the calf muscle, is responsible for “jumping off” or acceleration movements. It is located on the back of the lower portion of the leg and is composed of two muscles: the medial (inner) head and the lateral (outer) head The medial gastrocnemius muscle is more commonly injured than the lateral gastrocnemius muscle. Gastrocnemius tears can range from mild to complete

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We suggested this condition because you mentioned these symptoms:

This is not a medical diagnosis. If you are in extreme pain, please dial 911 or go to emergency.

Where does it hurt?

Lower leg

In what area does it hurt?

Back

Is it worse with activity?

Yes

How did you hurt it?

Overuse

Is it swollen?

No

Do you need to see a doctor?

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