I started walking on my lunch break at work about two weeks ago. My company has a designated indoor walking path; it's 5 laps to the mile. After about 3 laps my legs become so tight I can no longer take a full stride. The pain is concentrated on the outsides of both of my legs...about mid-calf to my ankle. My toes will sometimes tingle a little bit and in the past couple of days I've noticed pocket-like swelling in this area when I'm done with my walk. I do not experience these symptoms when on the elliptical machine at the gym, during spinning classes, or even jogging. It seems to only present itself when "power" walking.
A couple of behaviors I've noticed with my walk is that I'm leading with my heel and also typically walking on the outsides of my feet. My legs are somewhat hyper-extended, but nothing serious.
I have an appointment with my doctor set up but I wanted to know if anyone has experienced something like this and experimented with any remedies...ie: shoes, inserts, stretches, etc.
I appreciate the feedback.
Edited by: AURELIE00 at: 3/27/2014 (14:10)
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