Does anyone on here suffer with them? I never used to but I get them all the time now. I am training (trying to!) for a 10k charity run in July for Cerebral Palsy. I have done a couple of runs in one week and my shin splints that I thought I had got rid of after resting with the running for the last couple of months, have come straight back, and they are so painful!
Does anyone have any ideas a) how to get rid of the pain? and b) how to avoid them in the first place? I'll try anything it's really frustrating, not to mention painful!
The pain is mainly down the bottom of each leg on the inside of the shin bone and starts from about an inch above my ankles and continues about another 4 inches up each side. I usually try and rub them for a bit of relief although this really hurts, and another thing is that I don't really know if I am doing more harm than good in rubbing them?
All help would be greatly appreciated as it's painful not to mention impossible to run on. I am not overweight and pretty fit as I work out twice a week and consider myself at a reasonable fitness level.