I am joining the US Army and have been working out since Sept 14th in preparation for Basic Training. When I first started working out in September, I experienced a lot of pain in my knee's and ankles, as well as a case of shin splints on my left leg. A few people here gave me some tips on how to cope with them. Thanks SF87k5 (Danny) and Rugger. I can take some ibuprofen after a hard workout if my shin bothers me, but I'd rather look to a solution to the problem itself instead of just bandaiding it. My ankles and knee's haven't bothered me since October (my guess is they were just crying that they were out of shape), but the shin splints came back after a good 2 mile run on Sunday. It's not enough pain to make me stop running, but I definitely know its there. Does anyone have any tips or home remedies on how to get rid of them things? I know rest is essential, but is there something else I could be doing in addition to rest? Thanks for any replies and/or information on the subject.