I started with the treadmill a few weeks ago and every time I run the muscle to the outside of my shin (Tibialis anterior?) becomes extremely tight, rock solid, and painful after only 5 minutes. This has been happening since day 1. I have to stop as soon as that happens due to the pain, which is quite discouraging
Are these shin splints? I've read that shin splints typically occur on the inside of the shin, not the outside. Additionally, I've read that it typically takes a while for shin splints to occur (rather than from day 1 like in my case)
I presume there are exercises for shin splints, so my main question is actually, is it normal for this type of pain to occur after only 5 minutes of slow jogging? That onset seems quite acute and hasnt improved in the past few weeks
Some additional information that may be relevant:
- I always warm up with a slow walk and work up to a run, so I don't think this is because I'm jumping directly into running
- I have extremely flat feet so I purchased a new pair of running shoes with a fair amount of support due to recommendations from the guy at the running store. I've been wearing these since day 1
- I'm quite overweight for my height: 5'7" and 175lbs
- I haven't done any real exercise for a little over a decade, but I feel like my body should be able to handle just 5 minutes of running...