By definition it is the inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone tissue around your shin.
How does this happen?
Shin splints are most often cause by a rapid increase in training load, specifically running load, that the muscles are not yet ready for. You will tend to feel pain along the line of your shin and if not treated promptly can lead to other issues such as stress fractures.
How do we fix it?
Number 1 is obviously rest, but we do not necessarily have to completely stop. Here are a few exercises that we can do that are low load that can help strengthen the effected muscles
1. Heel Walks
2. Diagonal Toe Raises
3. Walking Calf raises
4. Jump & Stick onto a pad
Give them a go if you are having trouble with shin splints