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Bruised or Swollen Shins

The shin is always a good target for being hit and a direct blow can be very painful. Sometimes the bone itself can be damaged as there is not much protection from muscle or fat over the shin bone to absorb a direct blow.

Since there is not much you can do in the way of protection if you’re playing a sport that involves contact such as football, field hockey and soccer where, while there is some protection in the way of shin guards, the trade-off for mobility of the players is that these are usually thin and a hard kick or slap by a field hockey stick can still produce some serious injuries.

Bruising and swelling gradually appear and if the bone is damaged the swelling is usually greater and the bone will feel painful to the touch.

The usual treatment is to apply ice and to elevate the injured leg.  After the swelling if any goes down it us usually recommended to wrap up, tape up the bruised or swollen shin.  Another good alternative is our Shin Compression Band from Boundr.  Since this band is adjustable, you can apply as much compression to the affected area as you need.  It is still a good idea to ease yourself back into the game once your doctor or team physician has given you the all clear

So if you are unfortunate to have an injury such as a Bruised or Swollen Shin, check out the Shin Compression Band from GoBoundr.com.


Boundr Bands are a proprietary compression innovation that not only provides maximum support during recovery from injury but is also a non-slip, comfortable and virtually undetectable wrap that is worn under your clothes so you can maintain your active lifestyle—worry—free




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