“Shin Splints” refers to pain along the shinbone. Pain is caused by an overload on the shinbone and the connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone.
Treatment for shin splints involves reducing pain and inflammation, identifying training and biomechanical problems which may have caused the injury initially, restoring muscles to their original condition, and gradually returning to training. Icing and anti inflammatory medications are common treatments.
KT Tape provides immediate relief for shin splints by providing support and reducing inflammation of affected tissues and muscles. It is not uncommon for shin splint sufferers to experience immediate relief with KT Tape and continue training or competing pain free.