Prevention – Definitely strengthening the tibialis (right on Shawn) and gaining good range of motion and strength in the ankle.
Treatment – Time off of high impact exercise for a couple of weaks, foam rolling, and be sure to get good restful sleep so your body can repair itself. Also, be certain its shin splints you are dealing with and not stress fractures. Pinpoint pain could be a tell tale of stress fractures. If so, then RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)