I have been getting shin splints on and off throughout the season. Every time they come back they are worse. Right now they are really really bad and at practice i have not been able to grip as high as usual because i am not running as fast, and i usually can't even go to my five left approach. I know it is the summer and i can take off from pole vault, but i would rather not. I practice 3-4 times per week but have not been running or sprinting in between. I do weight lifting and try avoiding things that bother my shins. Should i cut down the amount of times i pole vault a week until winter comes around, or is there anything i can do for shin splints/stress fractures while i am still training. I would really like to get back to running and get into really good shape for my upcoming season which is only 4 months away. I told my coach and he said i should ice them
which does not work at alll.....he said i should just keep icing them and put arnica cream on them. After months of doing that, it did not help.