I've been told by the guy in my gym that I've got shin splints. The inner sides of my shins feel sore to touch and when I run the muscles feel tight. After I stop running they become even tighter, painful, throb and feel as tough they're going to tear. I've reduced my running for a week now but the tightness of muscles and pain is still their. Any suggestions dealing with the problem very welcome and can anyone confirm it's shin splints or not.