So, being unfit and having been told to "exercise like a normal person" by a medic, I've decided to try my hand at some running. started the couch to 5k the other night.
By the end of the 5 minute walking warm-up, the muscles down the outside of my shins were in agony - effectively a feeling of cramp. I've experienced this before many years ago, but put it down to running too had without a warm up.
Googling suggests it could be shinsplints of compartment syndrome. Symptoms look like the latter, but I thought that was an overuse injury?