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Leg pain when walking

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  • Posted By: vonieb
  • February 28, 2008
  • 10:08 PM

I am training for the breast cancer moon walk in May this year, it's 26 miles. I haven't really done any exercise for several years and i will admit to being overweight.

Since I started my training, after walking for about 5 minutes the outer area of my lower leg develops a severe pain, a real burning sensation. It's not my calf muscle, I can actually press the area and it is very tender. If I keep pushing, the pain will reduce after about 40 minutes but I have to stop occasionally to let the pain reduce.

Does anyone have any suggestions or comments as to the cause/cure for this as I really need to get my training back on track. My GP suggested that I take neurofen an hour or so before walking which I will try, however, I would like to know what is causing this in the first place.

Thanks for taking the time to read this plea and I look forward to hearing what you think.



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