Our expert says:
The pain in your leg is probably due to strain and/or wearing the wrong shoes - it is a condition called 'shin splints' which is common among athletes and runners. I would recommend that you consult a podiatrist (foot specialist) who will assist you with the correct footwear. By all means continue with the calcium supplements as adult women need 1200 mg of calcium a day and most women do not get this amount from their food. The calcium will help to prevent osteoporosis in later life.
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