Title

Shin Splints: Shin Guards

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is a severe pain in the lower leg that is slowing down athletes and holding them back from performing at their best. If not treated properly it could create hairline fractures of the tibia. Ice is one of the best treatments for shin splints. Creating a shin guard that cools the shin while the athlete continues to play could help reduce the pain and swelling of the tibial area. This product is important because they will be helping athletes that suffer from the excruciating pain that slows them down on the field. When they use these shin guards the pain will not be as excruciating. The motivation behind this product is very simple. Being one that suffers from Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, understanding the pain is easy and a crucial part of the design process. Started with the hard outer shell, then worked towards the core. Creating an ice pack/cold foam to provide the icing sensation along with a little layer of extra soft padding allowed for the swelling to dissipate. Swelling is the first part of relieving pain. If you stop the swelling the pressure is off of those bones, muscles and veins causing a decrease in the pain. Methods were to research the problem and solutions, design the prototype, test prototype, get feedback and redesign if necessary. The prototype was tested by the Irmo High soccer team. The teammates all signed and agreed to the terms of testing and evaluating this product. They gave their crucial feedback which helped in the redesigning process to fix any mistakes. Expected results follow, relieve the pain caused by shin splints, provide comfort and safety, and attractive design. This product reduces the pain of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome by icing/cooling the affected area, while providing comfort, safety and style. Athletes can play the whole game without pain.

Location

BS 329

Start Date

3-25-2023 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 25th, 10:00 AM

Shin Splints: Shin Guards

BS 329

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is a severe pain in the lower leg that is slowing down athletes and holding them back from performing at their best. If not treated properly it could create hairline fractures of the tibia. Ice is one of the best treatments for shin splints. Creating a shin guard that cools the shin while the athlete continues to play could help reduce the pain and swelling of the tibial area. This product is important because they will be helping athletes that suffer from the excruciating pain that slows them down on the field. When they use these shin guards the pain will not be as excruciating. The motivation behind this product is very simple. Being one that suffers from Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, understanding the pain is easy and a crucial part of the design process. Started with the hard outer shell, then worked towards the core. Creating an ice pack/cold foam to provide the icing sensation along with a little layer of extra soft padding allowed for the swelling to dissipate. Swelling is the first part of relieving pain. If you stop the swelling the pressure is off of those bones, muscles and veins causing a decrease in the pain. Methods were to research the problem and solutions, design the prototype, test prototype, get feedback and redesign if necessary. The prototype was tested by the Irmo High soccer team. The teammates all signed and agreed to the terms of testing and evaluating this product. They gave their crucial feedback which helped in the redesigning process to fix any mistakes. Expected results follow, relieve the pain caused by shin splints, provide comfort and safety, and attractive design. This product reduces the pain of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome by icing/cooling the affected area, while providing comfort, safety and style. Athletes can play the whole game without pain.