I've done some reading about wrapping/taping my shins and stuff, and I also read that possibly getting orthotics or some kind of soles would help. Question is... how do I know if I need any insoles or orthotics? I'm PRETTY sure I have flat feet, and I just got new basketball shoes (that probably has something to do with it).
- From about June - Feb I hadn't really been playing much but starting in mid March I've been training a lot... playing about 3-4 times per week (more than 10 hours per week).. doing about 1-2 hours of drills then playing 6-7 pickup games at nights.
- About two weeks ago (a few days after I got my new shoes) I started to feel a lot of pain in my shins. I didn't play for a few days, played 8 games on Saturday, felt alright... then played 4 on Sunday, and by middle of the first game on Sunday my shins were hurting again.
Saw a doc today and told me I had shin splints.
So aside from tape/wrap, what else can be done to heal?