Shin splints is a leg injury that usually comes from intense exercise on hard surfaces, like basketball, running, or other impact sports. A common symptom of shin splints is pain in the front of your lower leg when you exercise. The condition occurs most often in athletes who are working out harder than they usually do. The extra activity can make the muscles and tendons wear out faster. Shin splints is usually not a serious injury, but it can make it hard to walk or do the things you do every day if you don’t take care of them. Rest, ice, calf compression sleeves, better shoes, or lower-impact exercise can all help reduce the symptoms and risks of shin splints. Here are the common symptoms of shin splints: Tenderness, pain or soreness in the shins Mild swelling Pain that gets worse when exercising Pain even when not walking (severe shin splints) Some of these symptoms can also be signs of other, serious conditions, like a stress fracture of the bones in your leg, so you should keep track of your symptoms and talk to a doctor if they get worse. There are some risk factors that make it more likely for you to get shin splints: Rigid arches Flat feet Only exercising on hard surfaces Wearing shoes with poor support . Helps to reduce muscle imbalances through compression that can help balance things off and encourage the muscles to function smoothly. Compression sleeves and therapy wraps offers consistent compression throughout your calves to help alleviate shin splints and foot pain. Reduce swelling and improve circulation. Absorb stresses and strains caused by poor footwear or intense physical activity. Shin splints can be treated using the RICE method, which stands for: Rest: Avoid putting weight on the shins, and avoid participating in normal activities until your shins get better. Ice: Use an ice pack (you can also use a bag of frozen vegetables if you do not have an ice pack) for 15-20 minutes, three times a day. Do not put ice directly on your skin. Do not use dry ice. Compression: Use an elastic bandage or compression brace to help put pressure on the shins and reduce swelling. Elevation: Raise (elevate) your legs above the level of your heart to help keep swelling down. You can do this by lying down on a couch or floor and placing pillows under your feet and legs until your shins are higher than your chest.