We recently got a treadmill at home and I am having trouble getting the best out of it. The reason for this is that after a short while my shins start to become very very painful. For example, this morning I set it to 5.5 km/h and began walking, after I had walked about 1km I had to stop due to the shooting pains. I wasn’t too out of breath and my calf and hamstring muscles felt fine but it seemed like the shin bones themselves were causing me a lot of pain. The pain occurs on the front of my lower-leg and slightly to the outside, so for example if I am looking down at my right foot the pain is down the right-hand side of my lower leg.
Does anyone know what is causing this and what steps I could take to aleviate the problem? It is very frustrating to have to stop exercising when I barely feel warmed up because of these shooting pains. The pains continue for about 10 minutes after I have finished on the treadmill.