Anterior Compartment Syndrome Taping

This is an excellent taping for anterior shin compartment syndrome (anterior shin splints). It is virtually identical to shin taping for pain on the inside of the shin, except the tape goes the opposite way round. Here demonstrate a simple technique that can often instantly relieve symptoms.

The following guidelines are for information purposes only. We recommend seeking professional advice before attempting any self-treatment.

Anterior shin splints taping

What you will need:

  • All you will need is 3.5 cm zinc oxide tape, and if you have hairy legs some underwrap and adhesive spray.
  • It is better to apply tape directly to the skin if possible so if you will be taping on a regular basis then it is recommended you shave your legs otherwise use the underwrap.

Step 1

  • Starting with the bony bit on the inside of the ankle, apply a strip of tape across the front of the ankle, around the back (not too tight here) and then diagonally across and up the front.

Step 2

  • Make sure it is not too tight around the back of your Achilles tendon.
  • You find applying a little pressure as the tape comes up the front to increase support.
  • You may need to experiment a few times.
  • Repeat step 1 with another strip of tape slightly overlapping the first.

Step 3

  • Repeat this once more working from the bottom upwards.
  • Make sure the tape covers the painful area on the inside of the shin.
  • When done correctly this can help support the muscles on the outside of the shin during healing and rehabilitation.

If done correctly this is a very good taping that will take the pressure off the lower shin. Remember that you can rid yourself of shin pain but must also use all other methods of treatment possible.

Related articles

  • Tibialis anterior muscle - Anterior compartment syndrome

    Anterior compartment syndrome (anterior shin splints) occurs when the big muscle on the outside front of the shin becomes too big for the sheath that…

  • Posterior deep compartment

    Compartment syndrome occurs when the muscle swells up too big for the sheath that surrounds it. Compartment syndromes can be acute (sudden onset) or chronic…

  • Shin pain

    Here we explain the common and not so common causes of shin pain as well as other injuries and conditions which should not be missed.…

  • Lateral compartment syndrome

    Lateral compartment syndrome occurs when the muscles swell too big for the surrounding sheath causing lower leg pain. It can be acute (if caused by…

  • Shin splints pain

    Shin splints is not a specific injury itself, but a general term people often use to describe pain on the inside of the shin. Here…

  • Choosing the best running shoes

    Choosing running shoes, as every runner knows, is fundamental to any training regime and subsequent competitive performance. For runners, selecting a new set of high-performing…

  • Running injuries

    Running injuries are usually overuse injuries of the foot, lower leg, knee, and hip. View the most common injuries here as well as when to seek…

  • Patellofemoral pain taping

    Patellofemoral pain taping is excellent for relieving symptoms of Patella pain and Fat pad impingement. It works by helping to control the position of your…

Scroll to Top