Mueller Cho Pat shin sleeves give gentle compression whilst also giving support lower leg muscles and soft tissues. Circulation is stimulated and heat maintained whilst excess fluid is kept in check. The Cho Pat sleeve features two foam core straps which act as shock absorbers. This reduces stress to tendons and soft tissue and helps maintain the proper position. Shin Splints is a general term for inflammation, swelling and pain, usually along the shin bone. It’s a small invisible tissue injury which can be caused by a number of things such as running, fast walking, hiking or exercising on hard surfaces, inadequate shoes, improper stretching and training programs, and running distances of 20-30 miles per week.