Patient : I am a runner and I have been off my leg for two weeks because of shin splints. Today, I tried running a mile. It hurt my calf. Now, whenever I walk, I feel a sharp pain mostly in the sideish back of my lower leg on the left side of my left leg. Once in a while, I feel a pain in my shin or ankle. Could you possibly tell me the symptoms of different possible injuries so I can figure out what I have?
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