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Compartment syndrome?
Hi!

Recently I started walking hoping these walks would turn into runs someday. I've never been able to run because of leg pain but I thought I just didn't work hard enough to reach that "threshold" from not being able to run at all to being able to run "endlessly".

Last time I tried running I ended up with a metatarsal stress fracture after just 3 or 4 weeks. Now 2 years later I decided to start really slowly and just begin with walking, 20-30minutes 3-5 times a week. After 2 times I started getting really bad leg pain, it's so bad that it brings tears to my eyes. But I continued walking and have walked every other day for 2 weeks now. The pain starts after about 5 minutes of walking. When I stop my legs are swollen and hard to touch where the tibial muscle is. It also feels like my ankles are a little bit bent inwards. The swelling goes down after 20-30 minutes and I don't feel a thing until the next time I go out walking.

After doing some research it sounds like compartment syndrome and the "cure" for that is supposed to be rest but the thing is that I won't get much workout if I walk 2 times and than have to rest for 4 weeks... So does anyone have any suggestions for me about what I could do? Should I go to the doctor?

I have good shoes with special made insoles. I'm a little overweight but nothing terrible. I've been walking outdoors on concrete paths but I've also experienced this pain while jogging on a treadmill.

Hope to get some good advices! :)
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Hello!

You should not exert yourself in pain. Rest and follow up with a sports specialist physician for a proper examination and diagnosis/

There are many reasons starting from metabolic disorders, past injuries, peripheral vascular diseases, compartment syndrome, lower lumbar spinal problems, mineral deficiencies which can give your these symptoms.

Only after a proper diagnosis resume your physical activities. Avoid cemented floors and hard surfaces.

Take care!
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Deffinitley sounds like Compartment Syndrome.  I had your EXACT symptoms and insoles and expensive shoes and all the doctors.....  I went undiagnosed for 30+ years.  Im on my 4th surgery now and to no avail.  Don't give up!  
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