Terrible pain in my shins while walking Watch

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I recently started going for a 'brisk walk' a week ago in an attempt to lose weight. The first three days I walked 5k and the next three days 7k..however when I am walking, I develop a terrible pain in my shins. What could be the reason?
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Post pictures of your ankles and your feet. You probably have overpronation of the ankles and flat feet
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Shin splints? Could be if you arent used to walking long distances and then started walking 5k etc.
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(Original post by Bloodbath)
Post pictures of your ankles and your feet. You probably have overpronation of the ankles and flat feet

This! I had the same problem when I started walking and later running. A good pair of running trainers suitable for overpronation really helped (try this website, http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/review...-shoes/13.html)

If you sprain or go over on your ankle a lot it could be a more serious problem and you might need specially designed insoles.

good luck

Also doing a bit of warm up before your walk really helps
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I got this when I started running again. I make sure I really stretch my calf muscles about 10 mins in to the run, half way and again at the end and haven't had a problem since (tight calves was listed as a possible cause and as it was the only cause that had a simple solution I gave it a go!)
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