What are the typical symptoms of shin splints?

Dull achy pain. Shin splints cause dull, aching pain in the front of the lower leg. Some people feel it only during exercise. Some people only when they stop exercising. Pain can be constant. The location depends on the cause - either along the shinbone or in the muscles. The anterior shin may painful to the touch.
Leg pain. Anteromedial (front an inward) leg pain is the most common symptom. Mild cases only with running, and severe cases even with walking/standing. Shin splints are the beginning of a stress injury/fracture, so should not be taken lightly.