I've been increasing my running distance a lot lately and I'm starting to get shin splits outside of anti inflammatory foods is there anything I can take to help combat this?
I am just recovering from them myself. I found that compression socks/sleeves help with the pain a lot. Also, I have a friend who is a doctor, he said that shin splints should be treated like broken bones. So I have done minimal running in about three weeks, and it killed me not to run, but using a bike or elliptical can help. That is the best way to treat them, lots of rest. You can also ice your shins daily. Now I am going to slowly work my way up back to the distance I was running before. Hope this helps and you get over them quickly.