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A common cause is over or under pronation - have you had your gait analsysed to see if your heel or mid/front foot is rolling as you land?
I've suffered on and off for a similar time period - you need to rest for at least 2 weeks to get rid, and the right shoes / heel wedges/ orthoses etc to stop it re-occurring...
I'm slowly becoming a biomechanical failure as the years plod by. I used to slightly overpronate on one foot, now both, and the heel strike has got more pronounced as I have tried a new programme of high mileage/ low pace, meaning I'm jogging not running.
To cut a long story short I have survived up until now with 3 degree wedges on the heel, but my latest bout of splints was caused by my new tactic of rolling the front of the foot too...I tried some over the counter orthotics but they hurt like hell, so now my podiatrist has cut me out some foam inserts that I've stuck into the instep of the inner sole, while we wait for some (soft) custom orthotic inserts.
Running is an expensive hobby....
Wait till there is no pain then go see a running coach get your running as efficient as possible. Heel striking is probably the thing that is making it come back.
I switched my style 2 years ago after having massive shin splins, I used to sit every week with ice packs on my shins. I now run in very minimal shoes with no insoles, I like to go barefoot aswell (you dont heel strike then). No ice packs needed now.
Hi Emma I've got a range of different compression socks and tights - not Skins, admittedly - the Mueller sleeve is made of a tougher, medical gauze type material. It leaves an imprint of its pattern after taking it off, if that's any guide...