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The standard advice is to stop running entirely for 6-8 weeks to let a stress fracture heal. What you describe sounds exactly like the stress fracture I had earlier this year. After a few days of just walking I'd feel no pain and think that I could return to running. But it only took a few minutes of running for the pain to return.
Try the ice massage first - if it feels better from that, it could only be shin splints. If the ice makes no difference, then it's probably a stress fracture and you should get a bone scan to confirm that.
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