Leg pain

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Complex regional pain syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a poorly understood condition in which a person develops a persistent (chronic) burning pain in one of their limbs.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Extreme pain on touching
  • Leg pain
  • Swelling of more than one joint
  • Tremor
  • Stiffness in many joints

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DVT

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein in the body, usually in the leg.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Leg swelling
  • Leg pain
  • Red skin of leg
  • History of blood clots

More information on DVT is available here.

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common condition in which a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Muscle pain in calves when walking
  • Leg pain
  • Aching muscles all over body
  • Leg numbness or tingling
  • Cold hands or feet

More information on Peripheral Artery Disease is available here.

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Shooting pain down back of leg

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shooting pain down back of leg
  • Leg pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain
  • Back stiffness

More information on Shooting pain down back of leg is available here.

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Varicose veins

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins, usually blue or dark purple in colour.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swollen purple veins on legs
  • Leg pain
  • Muscle cramp
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Leg swelling

More information on Varicose veins is available here.

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Venous Ulcer

A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) wound on your leg or foot that takes more than six weeks to heal.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Leg ulcer
  • Leg pain
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Leg swelling
  • Flaky skin

More information on Venous Ulcer is available here.

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