I have TERRIBLE shin splints but need CARDIO! In my workout routine for cardio I'll do twenty minutes of cycling, thirty five minutes of the elliptical machine?, and the most time I can do on the treadmill or running period is ten minutes. I have the stamina, I don't feel like I'm about to die but my shin splints make me feel terrible. They hurt after my workout, even when I'm sleeping. Do anyone have other cardio ideas I can do that'll be beneficial like running? I've been to my trainer and iced them (they would go away for like one day and come back worse). I've got them tapped and I even bought new shoes...they still hurt...smh
How are your shoes? New, old. Are they the correct type of shoe for your arc. There are some special shoe stores that film your feet as you run to see how you're running then find shoes that are better for you to run in. My new shoes helped me out tremendously. And I stopped getting shin splints.
I have chronic shin splints so I know how you feel. I bought compression sleeves that I found at a running store and they helped so much. For cardio, I use a stairclimber. Personally i get a better workout on a stairclimber than a bike or elliptical. I would assume a rowing machine would also be a good choice for cardio. Pretty much anything that is low impact. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.