I have had a problem with my left leg which, I presume, is a shin splint. This has been on going for almost 7 months and although the pain was bothersome it didn't detract me from training much until recently. I have a fight coming up (my first MMA fight) and I went for a run Monday morning followed by a Sandbag session which solely consisted of power cleans and front squats. After this brutal workout I was relaxing and getting ready to go to training that night.
Naturally I was really fatigued anyway but I couldn't believe how sore and stiff my left leg was. I could hardly bend my leg at all, it was so painful sitting in guard. I put this down to the running as it has never happened before. To aggrevate matters even furthur, I was still recouperating from an injured right ankle. My question is how to counter this shin splint? I want to resume my running and sandbag training ASAP but I don't want to do it to the detriment of my skills training.