Shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome

Shin splints is an injury attributed to the overloading of the shin bone. It is a periosteal inflammation of the tibialis posterior and/or the soleus muscle(s). Circulation is insufficient, so that waste materials can accumulate in the tissue. On palpation there is a painful area. The complaints can worsen so that pain can be present continuously during sport. The application of the first tape depends on the individual situation and particularly whether the tibialis posterior or the soleus muscle must be influenced by the tape at the tibial edge. For both fascia tapes, the division of the two strips must be placed at the painful point.