KT Tape to Eliminate Shin Splints

Shin splints is an injury almost every runner experiences at one time or another.  KT Tape can be used to treat shin splint pain both during and after running or sporting activity, and it can also be used preventatively.


Here’s a brand new video for shin splints. The shin is the common name for the front of the lower leg bone (tibia) and its associated muscles and tendons. While the tibialis posterior serves to point the toes and foot downwards (plantarflexion), muscles on the front of the leg (primarily the anterior tibialis) serve to point the toes and foot upwards (dorsiflexion).

KT Tape can help relieve the pressure and strain on the tissue as well as relax the muscles of the shin. KT Tape will also increase proprioceptive awareness along the tibialis anterior and increase circulation to help quell inflammation. Use KT Tape in conjunction with rest to promote the healing process and see reduced recovery times.

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For more info on the causes and treatment of shin splints check here. You can see a full list of new applications here. Leave a comment and let us know what you think? Thx!

6 replies
  1. Jennifer C.
    Jennifer C. says:

    I am trying KT tape for the first time today. This video shows a different application for shin splints than the instructions that came with the product and from a video I found on YouTube. Which one should I use? Crossing my fingers for pain-free work outs soon!!! =)

  2. Danielle
    Danielle says:

    Hi I absolutely love this method, I’ve used it multiple times before. But recently I’ve been experiencing ankle and foot pain (the top of the foot) with it. What’s a good method to tape something like that? And is it usual to experience that pain with shin splints?

  3. Jeff Crenshaw
    Jeff Crenshaw says:

    If the shin splint pain is on the outside of the leg, would you still anchor on the outside of the leg and wrap to the inside?


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