In Reply to: shin splints posted by taylor on October 22, 1999 at 10:39:35:
Shin splints can be caused by running on hard surfaces, increasing mileage too much, or overpronation. Cut way back on your running (or whatever you're doing), pay attention to stretching your calves, get new running shoes if yours are old, and use ice massage when you get back from running. (Use ice you've frozen in a paper cup so you can peel it back and rub on your shin.) If it doesn't get better soon, check with a doctor as occasionally the symptoms can be of a more serious problem. Consider seeing a podiatrist to see if you need shoe inserts. Good luck.