Coach asked me to share what the PT told me about shin splints. Granted, it was specific to what she found when they evaluated me for weaknesses (apparently related to an old ankle sprain and then a sudden increase in pavement pounding with a backpack on my back), but it may still be useful. The PT gave me instructions to stretch my calves, plus a theraband and ankle strengthening exercises, and toe raises on the stairs. Did some icing, no drugs, though. I tried to find relevant YouTube videos, easier than describing in words.
Here's a good video of the calf stretches, although I didn't get the dynamic instructions and my PT had me rotate my pelvis like I was tucking my butt in.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSzCfi0wbcA
Here's a good video for the ankle exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tHXkt5JZMc
. I also did the band work laterally and tied off to a chair in table in front of me and pulling my toes back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-iXYapbuqk&nohtml
... shows the other variations. And while I can't find the video of it, there's also a version that has you do this with the band around just your big toe, and then just your other 4 toes. Just moving the toes, ankle static for this one.
I also found these stretches while I was searching. The PT didn't prescribe them, but I've kind of worked them into my routine now that I'm more of a forefoot runner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2G5WCJBpps&nohtml
From my AP notes in 2009, looks like I stopped running for 2 weeks and then got back into it. And somewhat humorously, apparently the PT also suggested that at my age (then 35), hormonal changes could inhibit clearing the lactic acid from my body. She recommended hot tub / hot baths to help.