Leg Pain

Leg pain can affect the entire leg or a specific area, such as the knee, shin or thigh. Mild leg pain can be intermittent and sore following certain activities, while severe pain can limit weight-bearing or motion activities. Pain can be caused by wear and tear, overuse, or injuries to the joints, bones, muscles, tendons or ligaments.

Leg pain can also occur from spinal conditions or pressure on nerves that causes numbness, burning pain, or tingling in the leg. Medical attention should be sought if the pain is intense and lasts longer than a few days. Seek emergency medical attention if a crack is heard, range of motion is impaired, severe swelling occurs, or if accompanied by headaches, numbness, weakness or tingling.

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