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Shin splints

Therawheel is a great tool for keeping me fit when training for long runs. Using the Therawheel after a long run has prevented shin splint injuries for me. I have a history of chronic shin splints and the Therawheel helped me manage and prevent them.

MaryAnn Dewan- Runner

It starts with a slight but painful limp when you walk. The front of your shin is extremely sore. This has happened before, so you know that your evening will involve elevating your leg and unearthing that trusty bag of frozen peas. Over the next couple of days you will stretch and ice. You may buy new shoes.

You probably don’t get better.

Finally, you go to the doctor, who diagnoses you with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, aka shin splints. You’re told that this caused because your posterior tibialis (muscle) which runs along the medial border of the tibia (the larger of the two leg bone beneath the knee) has been overused.

You hear the diagnosis, but you also hear this: your upcoming marathon, which you have spent months training for, is in jeopardy unless you can get the proper treatment and relief.

You can shorten your road back to running by incorporating the Therawheel into your doctor- or physical therapist-recommend shin splints treatment to speed recovery and provide relief.


Trigger Point Rolling
The Therawheel is simply the most targeted, effective and convenient product on the market today to speed the recovery of athletic injuries. By simply rolling the wheel’s edge along the border of the tibia (stay off bone), the posterior tibialis is mobilized and immediate relief can be felt.  The calf muscles can also become tight in shin splints; glide upward from the achilles tendon.

This video shows how easy Therawheel is to use.

Simply adding Therawheel to your healing and strengthening routine can speed recovery. The gluteus medius frequently is deactivated in runners. Adding this simple exercise with a band can isolate and strengthen the hip. Begin without loop if to difficult.

The ankle joint can become stiff over time due to tightness in the large calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) affecting the posterior tibialis. Keep the calf muscles mobile thru dynamic warm ups. Perform these static stretches after exercise. 


The wheel’s patent-pending tapered design allows you to have targeted, localized treatment that you simply cannot achieve with other products. Because it goes in any direction, you can work muscles in ways that make them more pliable. Its versatility allows you to use it on any body part from neck to feet while standing, sitting, or lying down. With the Therawheel you achieve deeper tissue massage, while also having the ability to control the intensity by selecting which width of the wheel to use. Both its weight and wheel size are important factors in its effectiveness. At 1.75 lbs., Therawheel provides a completely therapeutic experience while being easier on the users hands, as the weight of the product replaces previous manual effort. And the wheel’s 4.5” circumference provides deeper massage of large muscles like hamstrings, quadriceps, piriformis and lower back.


Therawheel is an innovative advancement in sports therapy developed by Tom Jennings, MED, ATC. Jennings, a former assistant athletic trainer with the Indiana Pacers, came up with the Therawheel concept initially as a way to assist professional and college athletic trainers and clinicians to more effectively treat their athletes and clients while minimizing the stress on their own hands as they treated injuries. After researching and experimenting with different iterations, Jennings landed on this solid, versatile product which can be used by professionals in treatment settings, as well as by athletes and individuals themselves to speed their recovery.