Shin Splints

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Shin Splints, also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), is an inflammation of the muscles of the the front lower leg which cause pressure to be placed on the bones of the lower leg. The pain associated with Shin Splints is usually described as a deep burning or throbbing pain. Shin splints are referred to as an overuse injury and usually present themselves in avid runners, or athletes who play stop-start sports like basketball and tennis. Shin splints can also develop when there is a weakness in the stabilizing muscles of the hips and core, or in people who over pronate their feet or are “flat footed”. Using Go Tape can be beneficial by helping to support the surrounding structures which can in turn help take some pressure off of the inflamed area affected by shin splints. Other treatments of Shin Splints include: resting from activity, icing, taking an nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), or seeing a Physical Therapist to treat muscle issues in your legs or to correct possible running mechanic issues.