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Shin Splints - Medial Tibial Stress

The nature of shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), most often can be captured in four words: too much, too soon. ... Pain on the anterior (outside) part of the lower leg may be compartment syndrome, a swelling of muscles within a closed compartment—which creates pressure. To diagnose this condition, special techniques are used to measure the amount of pressure. Sometimes surgical "decompression" is required. The symptoms of compartment syndrome include leg pain, unusual nerve sensations, and eventually muscle weakness.

Experts agree that when shin splints strike you should stop running completely or decrease your training depending on the extent and duration of pain. Then, as a first step, ice your shin to reduce inflammation.

If you continue running, wrap your leg before you go out. Using a Shin Compression Band from Boundr can support the area and thus help in lessening the pain. It’s recommended that you keep wearing the Shin compression band on your leg until the pain goes away, which usually takes three to six weeks. "What you're doing is binding the tendons up against the shaft of the shin to help prevent stress.  Wearing the Shin Band can go a long way to helping to keep the pain from your shin splints down and getting you on the road to recovery.

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