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Tibial Stress Syndrome Evaluation
- Limping due to leg pain
- Mild tenderness over the posterior tibialis muscle
- No tenderness over the tibia or other bones
Testing is not necessary to make the diagnosis of medial tibial stress syndrome. Tests may be used to exclude a tibial stress fracture.
Tests that may be used to evaluate medial tibial stress syndrome include:
- X-rays of the tibia
- Nuclear medicine bone scan
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PubMed Tibial Stress Syndrome References
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