Shin splints are shooting pains in the front of your shin bone (the lower area of your leg between your knee cap and ankle). Shin splints can be caused by any number of reasons, but are most often caused by a sudden increase in your workout regimen. Perhaps you've just started to run on a regular basis, or you've added a couple of miles to your daily run. The added stress on your body, plus a tendency toward pronation (the rolling of your foot toward its arch in an unnatural way) can bring on a case of shin splints.
The main symptom of shin splints is a sharp, shooting pain in the front of your shin between your kneecap and ankle. This occurs when the front tendons in your leg experience inflammation as a result of your change in motion and/or pronation habit. Shin splints are a typical overuse injury, but are also one of the most painful.
Preventing and Treating Shin Splints
To combat shin splints, you can wear an orthopedic wrap to prevent pronation and inflammation of your shin tendons. At PattStrap.com, you will find many products designed to help runners and athletes with chronic knee and joint pain. For people with shin splints, the PSC (Pronation/Spring Control) foot wrap is ideal.
The PSC foot wrap provides a revolutionary new way to heal and prevent shin splints at their source. The positioning strap re-aligns your foot and ankle into correct position, while the entire non-adhesive wrap provides cushioning while you run to soften heel and arch strikes on your feet. Reusable and washable, these wraps can be purchased online by clicking here.
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