If you've ever had shin splints, you know how painful they can be. Found a great web page that tells you what shin splints are (even has a great video from an orthopedic surgeon). The page also goes on the tell you how to treat chin splints (ice, ice, baby!)
Best part is learning how to prevent them.... you can actually stop getting shin splints for good (and yes, still be active!)
Go take a look at this shin splints treatment page.