Title

Improvement of Shin Splint Compression Sleeve

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

A compression sleeve was created and improved so that it is adjustable and also consists of breathable material. The compression sleeve can help athletes with shin splints, specifically for active runners. This is important because many people wear compression sleeves that do not fit them properly and those that are adjustable only consist of a thicker material which makes exercising difficult. After all, it retains heat. Many athletes acquire lower leg issues such as shin splints and make it difficult for them to continue in their sport or physical activity due to the pain. Compression sleeves have been shown to increase blood flow in the lower legs and thus promote healing and mitigating the pain in the shins. The improved sleeve is different because it combines two components; a breathable material and adjustability. The improved compression sleeve consisted of a thin, elastic, athletic material and an adjustability factor such as elastic laces. To determine that the improved sleeve was successful, it was determined that the sleeve was comfortable, adjustable, alleviates heat retention, mitigates pain/relieves pressure, is cost-efficient, and fashionable. The adjustability and breathability components added to the sleeve improved the compression sleeve by making it better for athletes to wear a sleeve specific to them.

Location

HSS 113

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:00 AM

Improvement of Shin Splint Compression Sleeve

HSS 113

A compression sleeve was created and improved so that it is adjustable and also consists of breathable material. The compression sleeve can help athletes with shin splints, specifically for active runners. This is important because many people wear compression sleeves that do not fit them properly and those that are adjustable only consist of a thicker material which makes exercising difficult. After all, it retains heat. Many athletes acquire lower leg issues such as shin splints and make it difficult for them to continue in their sport or physical activity due to the pain. Compression sleeves have been shown to increase blood flow in the lower legs and thus promote healing and mitigating the pain in the shins. The improved sleeve is different because it combines two components; a breathable material and adjustability. The improved compression sleeve consisted of a thin, elastic, athletic material and an adjustability factor such as elastic laces. To determine that the improved sleeve was successful, it was determined that the sleeve was comfortable, adjustable, alleviates heat retention, mitigates pain/relieves pressure, is cost-efficient, and fashionable. The adjustability and breathability components added to the sleeve improved the compression sleeve by making it better for athletes to wear a sleeve specific to them.