Calf Compression Support Sleeve For Shin Splint Pain Relief

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Support The Calf Joint

A calf support can help you avoid muscle fatigue through its ability to provide compression, aiding in the recovery process after a long workout or a big match.


Continuous unaddressed muscle fatigue may lead to further complications later on down the line, often appearing as a result of overuse.



Our calf supports can also help you combat painful injuries like shin splints, a common ailment that can occur through many forms of sport and general exercise.



Shin splints refer to excessive pain in the tibia, and they are often caused by overusing the tendons and muscles in the leg. It’s easy enough to do for cyclists, runners, walkers, dancers, gymnasts, martial artists, and tennis players, but it can affect anyone.



Calf supports can reduce this pain by targeting the swollen areas and reducing inflammation, as they support the leg muscles, relieving the effects of excessive strain.



Tennis leg is another common form of tear that was named as a result of the muscle trauma experienced by athletes (like tennis players) who rely on their ability to sprint suddenly and withstand high impact.



Despite what the name would suggest, tennis leg most commonly affects a wide array of sportspeople, including rugby players, footballers, runners, and other individuals who regularly jump and sprint.



The middle-aged population is also susceptible to tennis leg through the demands of everyday life. Thankfully, our calf support is comfortable to wear underneath your everyday clothes, so it doesn’t get in the way should you require it for general use.


Calf Compression

A calf support can aid compression extremely well in the legs, as it helps prevent gravity from getting in the way (your legs need to fight against gravity to circulate blood effectively when you’re standing for long periods), making it a superb piece of equipment for those of you who participate in active sports and exercise.


By increasing the blood flow through your legs with the help of compression, nutrients have an easier time accessing your damaged muscles, accelerating the healing process in many cases.



Not only is this a huge benefit for when you’re active, but it also greatly aids the rest and recovery process.



It’s important to make sure you rest if you’re suffering from fatigue and muscle strain of any kind, as this is necessary for aiding the recovery process.



Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts choose to wear calf supports while they rest specifically to decrease recovery downtime and speed up recovery, allowing them to get back to their exercise routines as soon as they can.


Lower Leg and Calf Blood Flow

Consistent poor blood flow can result in reduced healing rates, and it may contribute to leg injuries if left unaddressed. Thankfully, Bearhug calf supports have been scientifically proven to increase blood flow by 40% in the legs, helping your overall circulation improve.


A good calf support can also enable your weakened leg muscles to keep warm, and if you’re a fitness enthusiast, you’ll probably know that warm muscles tend to exhibit better blood flow. If your calf muscles are prone to stiffness, they might suffer when the colder weather hits and they start to contract.



This results from better circulation, another element that can help you avoid muscle fatigue after playing sports or exercising.



Looking after your calf muscles is critical when you’re training your agility and fitness, no matter the sport or activity in question. If you have any questions about our products, feel free to get in touch, we’ll always strive to find you a solution that suits your needs.




Nylon 62% | Bamboo 23% | Spandex 15%

When can I use the calf support?

Calves are put under a lot of stress during exercise and activates like running or cycling, absorbing much of the impact and providing the power needed to propel you forward. Inevitably resulting in aches and pains through conditions like shin splints and tendonitis. Bearhug calf support provide runners, cyclists and athletes with an effective way to support their lower legs.

The Bearhug Calf support is designed to be comfortable to wear all day whether at home or work and can be worn discreetly under clothing if required. It can be worn to support you while walking around or resting to help reduce inflammation and swelling while providing pain relief from any aches, pains and muscle soreness.

The Bearhug bamboo Calf support provides runners, cyclists and athletes compression and support to the lower leg. Increasing blood flow, enhancing performance, assisting with rehabilitation and recovery while providing pain relief for conditions like shin splints and tendonitis.

The Calf support can be used to accelerate recovery and rehabilitation from a calf or shin injury with the bamboo properties increasing blood flow. The sleeves can also be used during exercise and activities outdoors and indoors to provide support and compression for pain relief from shin splints and muscle soreness.

Some sports & activities that calf supports can be useful for:

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Triathlon
  • Gymnastics
  • Weightlifting

How does the calf support work?

Bearhug use bamboo charcoal in a unique composition within their calf support. Bamboo charcoal supports have been scientifically proven to increase blood flow through the joint compared to ordinary supports.

This increased blood flow drives oxygenated blood to the calf joint flushing out any toxins in the calf and lower leg which helps your muscle, ligaments, tendons and soft tissue repair quicker while providing pain relief and reducing inflammation and swelling from sports like running.


We aim to dispatch your order on the same working day if the order is placed before 1pm.

Any orders after 1pm will be dispatched the next working day.

Shipping is free for UK domestic orders | UK 1st Class and International shipping options available.

Returns & Exchanges

It is possible to exchange your item for an alternative size or a different item (of same value) within 30 days of purchase if the product is returned unused and it's original packaging. A refund is also available under the same conditions.

Please email to organise your exchange. Please note, Bearhug will not fund return shipping costs.

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Laura C.
United Kingdom

Shin support

Absolutely love this product - it actually works!

Mr A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent product

This compression sleeve is stylish and an excellent fit, I have been wearing it to work and it has not stretched out of shape at all, it’s been through the washing machine and is still like new. Just the job.

Bearhug Calf Compression Support Sleeve For Shin Splint Pain Relief Review


Thank you for your kind words Mr A. (although please note we recommend a lukewarm hand wash and hang dry) - Welcome to the pack!

Kevin S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Did the Job

I am training for a 26 mile trek, managed to damage my calf muscle - bought this to help aid my recovery and it did the job, I will continue to wear it when I restart my training to help prevent further injury.



Thanks Kevin - best of luck with the trek, welcome to the pack!

neil m.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bear support

Both the elbow and calf supports are the best I’ve ever used, zero sweating or smell from them , you can wear them all day without any irritation… They really helped with my acute tendinitis



Thank you Neil, glad you love them - welcome to the pack!

Kevin W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great product!

Bought these as a last resort for aching legs, best purchase l have ever made, wear them throughout the day, no problems at all, only benefits.



Awesome to hear Kevin - welcome to the pack!