Shin splints are an incredibly painful side effect of running. It happens because of the pounding running and jumping. Here are a few tips that can help ease the pain:
*Calf stretches can help.
*Soaking in Epsom salt baths will help more.
*Taking lotion and needling the muscle tissue down the calf to help unlock the tension will help as well.
*Improving shock absorption and overall mechanics in jumping and running will help as well.