Shin Splints

Shin Splints Slowing You Down?

At some point or another, we have all experienced the discomfort and pain of shin splints. It is a major inconvenience and tends to slow you down in your everyday tasks. It might even convince you to skip your workout for the day due to the irritating pain this syndrome causes. 


Shin splints is the common name used for medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). This syndrome is defined by an injury associated with overwear and repetitive stress to the shin area. This causes inflammation and tension on the tibia. The most common and effective treatment for shin splints is simply to rest and ice the area. It is recommended that ice is applied to the affected area right after exercise for 15-20 minutes (Galbraith & Lavallee 2009). Additionally, Paul Monaro, a Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist suggests that individuals may benefit from massage in the treatment of MTSS (Monaro, 2013). 


Through the combination of ice and massage, the Nitro is the perfect recovery tool to help with the treatment of unwanted shin splints. You get the benefits of both icing and massaging all in one use for quicker recovery, which is essential in ensuring consistent top tier performance.