Taping for Shin Splints

Taping for Shin Splints

Here’s a way to tape your shin with kinesiology tape to try and help relieve shin pain…

Firstly a little trick is to round the edges of your strips to stop the corners from peeling up. Then position your ankle on stretch by pointing your toes toward your shin.

Lay the first 5cm of tape down with no stretch just above your inner ankle bone, then pull the tape so there is around 50% stretch and lay it down along your inner side of your shin (along the line of pain), laying down the last 5cm with no stretch.

Cut a smaller piece and place perpendicular to the original piece directly over the area of most pain, pull the tape so there is 50% stretch over the middle section, laying the ends down with no stretch.

If you experience any irritation such as itchiness or redness, remove the tape immediately, otherwise the tape can be worn for 2-3 days if providing pain relief.

Keep in mind this is not going to fix your problem! I recommend you see a physio ASAP so they can work out what’s causing your pain and to give you more tailored advice on how to rehab it. To find a physio in your area of Australia or New Zealand click here.

Make sure you check out my earlier post here for more on shin pain & ‘shin splints’ and remember to sign up to my mailing list or follow me on Facebook or Instagram for regular physio tips.