Why do my legs hurt so much when i exercise??

I hope someone can offer some advice. I have just begun exercising again with some running/walking. My problem is that within 5-10 mins of exercising my calf muscles completely tense up, my shins hurt and my ankles and the top of my foot become so sore that i need to stop for a few minutes. The pain is so severe sometimes that my feet almost go numb.

No matter what i do i always end up in pain. I stretch before and after. I sometimes start off slower by walking more or by not running at all and yet i still end up in pain. The funny thing is after i exercise the pain subsides after 10-15 minutes. For this reason i believe i dont have shin splints.

Maybe i am wearing the wrong shoes? Should i walk/run on a softer surface? Ive had this problem before however after a few weeks it passed. It has now been 5-6 weeks and am still getting the pain every single time i exercise. It is becoming extremely annoying and hindering my fitness goals.
Answers:    You may need to just stretch before you exercise or do a jog and then stretch...this loosens up your muscles. it also sounds you may be having some shin splints. I'm not so sure how their caused but call up and orthopedic to ask about how to treat shin splints or look them up online. They can be taken care of, you just have to find out how. Good Luck
Do not click on "jessica"s answer!
Anyway, you did not mention your age.
Have you been checked for P.A.D.?
Ive hade the same symptons...
Onset of (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
Check with your Dr.
Dont mean to scare you.
You can web MD. it
Are you running/walking on a treadmill or outside? Walking outside is harder on your joints, but you burn more calories.

If you are exercising in a gym you should try an elliptical machine or stationary bike, stair climber. You could try a regular bike too. Water aerobics is easy on the joints too.

Make sure you are wearing proper running shoes. That will definitely be an investment worthwhile.

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