Rest: Naturally, rest is a great treatment option as Shin Splints are the result of overworked muscles. It’s normal to stop doing the activity that caused the pain for several weeks. You can add low impact exercises like swimming in place of high impact exercises during this time.
Medication: Drugs like ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen can reduce pain and swelling.
Ice: Apply ice for 20 minutes several times a day. Do not apply ice directly to your skin.
Compression: Wearing a compression bandage can prevent additional swelling.
Very few people require surgery for Shin Splints. It will be considered when non-surgical treatment is not effective. It’s unclear how effective surgery is.