Old 04-10-08, 03:54 PM   #1
 
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Shin Splints injury

I'm ski instructor working in the French Alps.
As skiing is my profession I have always had good quality, fitted equipment.
I've always been up for aggressive skiing including racing, freestyle, etc, but have managed to end up with shin splints. It's been quite bad and now affects mort of sporting activities.
Together with a podiatrist I have developed a pad than alleviates the pain and helps prevent further injury.
Shin Shields work in 2 different ways:
1. Ski boots are supportive but restrictive. This can put excessive pressures on the lower leg and the constant movement of driving forward can be a common cause of shin bruising. The construction of the medical grade memory foam covers the sensitive shin area and instantly reacts to impact by absorbing and dispersing the energy over and away from the protected area.
2. "Shock Impact" or "Indirect Impact" can cause the bone, muscle and skin to move at fractionally different times and speeds, potentially causing injury. The double-sided design uses an anti-friction surface next to the skin and a rough surface providing friction with the sock holding the pad in place. This moves the stress of the friction force away from surface of the body reducing the chance of injury.
The product is simple but very, effective. It proved to be very popular resulting in production and the company.

I feel that I have turned my injury, which was a real negative for my career into a positive.
Of course my problem is specific but whatever level of skier, or type of boot you chose there is always a sock and therefore always friction against the skin. Shin Shields are designed to enhance the comfort of any boot without compromising on performance.
Please have a look at our website http://www.shinshields.com/
Iím really interested in what people think about this new product.

Rich
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Old 04-10-08, 04:09 PM   #2
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Hi Rich, welcome to Talk Ski. This post looks like an ad for your site, therefore it should be in the Marketplace forums I think? Or are you looking to do more than advertise and join our community and other discussions? *fingers crossed*
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Old 04-10-08, 08:57 PM   #3
 
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hi, I'm looking for opinion from a wide cross section of people. I've just started out and looking for straight answers, from people who have problems with shin splint. shin shields have helped me and hopefully will help others too.
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Old 05-10-08, 09:21 AM   #4
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Shin splints hurt like hell ! I know for a fact that if your boot hits the wall as it flexes forward.. and what I mean by the wall is how far the upper strap allows your boot to flex forward...I use and recommend the Booster Strap ! They come in 4 skier types from a kids version to the World Cup model that Bodie usesand the band that is located in front of the tongue has elastic / rubber weaved in so it gives you a progressive forward flex! It's a direct replacment for the factory strap and it works and you dont get the shin-splints...or "boot bang" anymore ! Any good Boot Shop should have them !

LQQK up Americas Best Bootfitters www.bootfitters.com and look up a certified shop near you! Good Luck Jerry
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Old 06-10-08, 12:01 PM   #5
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hi, I'm looking for opinion from a wide cross section of people. I've just started out and looking for straight answers, from people who have problems with shin splint. shin shields have helped me and hopefully will help others too.
Ok fair enough, I just hope you contribute to the community elsewhere and not just in this thread.
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