I've come to the realisation that I have shin splints. I've had them before but never this bad. It probably doesn't help that I walk at least a mile up very steep hills to work every day. I have to stop at least three times, usually five and rotate my legs in a circular motion. I did initially think my calf muscles were stiffening up but I doubt that's the case...I feel the ache in my shins, especially when I cock my leg up and start rotating it. Anyway this is quite annoying; imagine an ache in your shins with every step you walk. At least every uphill step. It's not so bad over short distances. Anyway...is there any cure/help for this? PS I think I did it while skipping. I also managed to damage a muscle in my foot while skipping...I feel old now and its pretty embarrassing. Help!