Right, I have had shin splints fr months and months now. Had good times with them, thinking almost healed followed by bad times, first run back and they are straight back on etc. Seen two physio's given different advice by both of them and also seen a doctor, who was absolutely useless. Today I had an appointment with a Podiatrist, seemed to know what he was talking about etc and talked me through things, basically he has recomended I take orthotics, although I have got an hour long assesment with him next week with full gait analysis and foot scan etc. From his initial review he rekons that he could have me clear of shin splints in as quick as 14 days, after casting and making my orthotics. If you have had experience with custom orthotics, you will know they are stupidly expensive, like most things made out of carbon fibre really, but if they are ging to work, i will pay it. That is my question though, have yuo had shin splints and used custom orthotics? If you have what is your experience with them? I don't want to fork out to be very disapointed and out of pocket, but I don't want to walk away from a cure of a complete pain in the arse problem that is hindering my progress ten-fold. Thanks in advance.