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Thank you for your question. DVT implies a deep vein thrombosis, you cannot get this on the anterior leg as there is no deep vein here. This is more likely shin splints. Unless there are changes overlying the shin itself.
DVTs present with calf swelling and deep pain, sometimes with swelling of the ankle.
Shin splints would often come on walking only. If it is achey then this implies inflammation. I would see how it is tomorrow, if it continues, use a topical anti-inflammatory gel for a few days. If there is any leg swelling, then get someone to have a look.
I do not think this is anything to worry about.
I hope this helps.
That is my pleasure, take care.