Shin splints is a medical condition that is characterized by pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). It is commonly experienced by athletes in sports that involve a lot of running or jumping and is caused by repeated trauma to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the tibia. Individuals who fail to treat the injury properly, or who resume training or exercise too quickly, can risk having the condition become permanent. Treatments include rest, ice, strengthening, a gradual return to activity and the use of orthotics. Calf sleeves apply compression to the injured tissues for pain relief and healing. Please consult with your doctor before deciding on a course of treatment.