Ok, it's not that complicated. And sorry for another shin splint thread. All the shin splint threads here tell everyone to run on softer surfaces, buy better shoes, and stretch/work the muscles in the front of the shin. -I stretch. Both the front and back, upper and lower calf. I ice and massage them too. -I don't even run. I can't with these shin splints. The most I do that involves my shins is jump roping on the rubber puzzle piece mats, and possibly dancing around in the ring. Hell, if I go more than 3 times to the gym, the splints get unbearable. -I've got very good running shoes. They are absolutely comfortable. -The shin splints are on the side of the shin. -I have rested for good amounts of time. The splints go away, but when I start again, the splints come right back. Right now I'm even taking it easier (3 days a week) so the splints don't get horrendous; I've stayed at this pace for about a month. -This has been happening for many months. I will go see a doctor about it, but I'd like to hear experiences from other people. Anyone ever have it like this? What happened?