Shin splints are a sharp sore to touch the pain, felt in the shaft of the shin bone. Shin splints are a nagging overuse injury often found from doing many different sports that can lead to stress fractures. It never starts out with immense pain. It just slowly gets a bit worse day by day and week by week. Many athletes just hope the injury goes away without doing anything and this is often a failing strategy. Shin splints taping can be done using Kinesio Tape.