Hey coach. I got shin splints after jumping rope excessively. This was about 5 months ago now, and I haven't jumped since, but I've been squatting 3 times per week (Texas Method program).
I know they can take a long time to heal and they seemed to be slowly getting better until last Friday I hit a heavy set of 5 on squats. I squatted Monday and today, and the pain was even worse. The lower part of the patellar tendon is sore to the touch, and the spot it hurts is about 4 inches inferior to the knee and 2 inches medial. I do olympic high bar squats with a raised heel.
1.) Does this sound like shin splints or something else?
2.) What would be the best way to heal it?
3.) Should I stick to the program, switch to squatting just 1 day per week to maintain, or stop squatting altogether? I can deadlift without any problems.
Thank you so much for any advice and information!