General Application: Alleviates pain and discomfort associated with Shin Splints.
Medical Application: Reduces symptoms of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and Anterior Shin Splints.
How It Works: The Shin Splint Compression Wrap applies gentle pressure on soft tissue next to the tibia (shin bone), helping prevent additional tearing of the soft tissue away from the tibia. Compression not only reduces additional damage, it alleviates pain and enhances the healing process. In addition, targeted pressure will absorb stress to the tibia.
Design Theory behind Shin Splint Compression Wrap: Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is the most popular form of shin splints. Because Medial Tibial Stress Sydrome occurs in the lower 1/3rd region of the tibia, it is important to target that region. The Shin Splint Compression Wrap's contoured design focuses compression on the soft tissue next to the tibia (where you need it) and keeps pressure off of the calf (where you don't need it). It can also be worn over the upper portion of the tibia to alleviate symptoms of Anterior Shin Splints. Includes Cool Max covered Felt compression strip for additional support.
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Shin Splints Medical Application: Inflammation of the soft tissue on the inside, front portion of the tibia (shin).
Causes: Tenderness extending along a vertical distance on the medial(inside), lower half of the tibia. Although Medial Tibia Stress Syndrome is the most common form of shin splints, Anterior Shin Splints is not uncommon. Anterior Shin Splints cause a vertical line of tenderness along the anterior (front) of the tibia. Medial and Anterior Shin Splints are not to be confused with Anterior Compartment Syndrome or stress fractures.
Recommended Treatment: R.I.C.E. - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Reduce activity to promote healing. Avoid downhill and hard surface running. Apply Ice for 10-15 minutes after each workout to reduce inflammation and pain. Seek professional advice in stretching the calf muscles and the hamstrings. As with any orthopedic injury, a consultation with a sports medicine professional is recommended.