Calf & Shin Supports

Calf & Shin Supports
The range of shin & calf supports that we have available at PhysioProducts Kenya are commonly used in physiotherapy treatment to help treat muscle injuries to the shin or calf. Injuries to the calf and shin can frequently occur in activities as simple as running, so therefore it is crucial that you equip yourself with the best rehabilitation product to help speed up your recovery process and protect against common injuries around the calf and shin.

Treat shin splints and calf strains with the help of PhysioProducts Kenya

PhysioProducts Kenya are proud to help our customers overcome injuries to their calf or shin by providing them with the ideal shin & calf supports for their needs. To help in preventing future injuries to your calf muscle whilst playing sport, take a look at our dedicated selection of calf supports now.

Or if you are seeking a pair of socks that provide comfortable compression and have a number of benefits to both help prevent injury and speed up recovery, then you need to take a look at our collection of compression socks.

At PhysioProducts Kenya we understand that shin splints can cause excruciating pain for many athletes. However, you can combat against the pain of shin splints and other shin injuries by purchasing one of our fantastic shin splint supports.

Unable to find the support or brace that you need?

At PhysioProducts Kenya, we regularly help our customers overcome injuries by providing them with the highest quality supports and braces to assist them in their recovery.

If you’re struggling to find what you’re looking for here and would like to take a look at some of the other injury rehabilitation tools that we supply, then take a look at our full collection of supports & braces instead.

Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

Shin splints are often caused by overactivity of the larger and more powerful calf muscles on the posterior aspect of the lower leg. This can cause a muscular imbalance, tension and pain to be felt at the front of the shin.
Compression sleeves can help to ease tension in the calf muscles and improve circulation in the lower leg, to reduce inflammation and provide support for both the calf and shin muscles. Ultimately, it is a good idea to seek advice from a Chartered Physiotherapist who can make stretching and strengthening recommendations based on your individual injury.

Can I keep running with shin splints?

Running can often exacerbate the imbalances that can lead to shin splints by overworking the larger, more powerful calf muscles and causing tension around the weaker muscles at the front of the shin. Seeking advice from a Chartered Physiotherapist can be hugely beneficial in order to keep running whilst not making symptoms of shin splints worse. Rest can often allow inflammation and pain to settle but without addressing the root cause it is likely that the problem will return as soon as running is re-commenced. Stretching the calf muscles or using a massage stick or foam roller to ease tension can help improve shin pain.

Ensuring your running shoes are up to date and provide adequate cushioning and support is also important. Many local running shops offer a Gait analysis service where you can receive specialist advice and running shoe fittings. The material used in running shoes to provide cushioning generally lasts for around 500 miles, so renewing your shoes regularly can help prevent injuries, as can avoiding drastic increases in hill work, speed work or change of running surface.

Does taping work for shin splints?

Taping methods can be very effective in reducing painful symptoms of shin splints. Using KT Tape or Zinc Oxide tape can help to support the muscles around the front of the shin that may be overworking or under excessive tension. KT Tape can be effective in reducing swelling and improving circulation to the shin to minimise pain and discomfort. It is often a good idea to use a massage stick or foam roller on the calf muscles behind the lower leg as often an imbalance between these larger muscles and the smaller shin muscles can cause symptoms of shin splints. Ice wraps can also be beneficial in reducing inflammation and pain around the shin. If shin problems persist, seek an assessment from a Chartered Physiotherapist as they will be able to identify weaknesses or biomechanical factors that may be leading to shin pain and make suggestions based on their findings.

How do you prevent lower leg injuries?

Lower leg injuries often result from muscular imbalances that have built up over time. Muscles work in pairs, therefore if one group is overworking (for example the calves) the opposing muscle group (shin) can experience additional strain and tension which can lead to injury. Sometimes foot posture is to blame for these imbalances and insoles may be advisable to help improve the position of the foot and offload the lower limb muscles. Using a massage stick or foam roller to ease tension in the calves can also help improve shin and lower leg pain. Seeking advice from a Chartered Physiotherapist is the ideal way of identifying individual weaknesses or biomechanical issues that can be leading to lower limb injuries

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