Acute and chronic lower leg injuries often occur in running and jumping sports. The constant pounding from running, jumping, and contact creates forces that are absorbed by the lower body. Over time these forces may cause chronic pain and injury to the muscles and bones of the lower leg. Many injuries to the calf, shins, and Achilles tendon can be treated with supports, sleeves, and orthopedic wraps. Shin splint pain may be alleviated with a shin splint compression wrap while a calf sleeve is a popular sports medicine treatment recommendation for treating calf tightness, strains, or bruises. Leg braces are often used to protect stress fractures and minor breaks to the tibia and fibula bones. Finally, Achilles straps and supports may help Achilles tendonitis or an acute Achilles tendon strain recovery.