Shin splints are painful micro tears of the muscles and tendons that attach to the bone of the front lower leg. They are often caused by too much exercise, or too high intensity, or also by surrounding muscles are too tight. The recommendation often is to take a break from training for a week or two, rest your legs, and do nothing, and then start slowly on a half intensity and gradually over 4-6 weeks period work yourself to your former level. During that time your fitness level is going to decline a lot. Also it is recommended not to run on a hard surface, but in Los Angeles almost all courts are made from concrete and there’s no other choice. Is there a better way to heal shin splints?