I just started playing basketball on a team 2 weeks ago. I used to play a lot, but not for a few years. I have put on about 30lbs over the past few years. After running a few full court games 2 days in a row I have the worst shin splints. Is this because I haven't played for a while? Is the added weight partly the reason for this? I am resting my legs until they feel better. Will this be reoccuring or will they stop once I get used to all that running again? Is rest, ice and asprin the only way to heal shin splints? I play football also and I don't ever get shin splints. It must be all the cutting and changing direction of basketball. Any input appreciated. Thanks.