Leg pain is one of those particularly irritating types of pain. Of course, no one enjoys pain of any kind – but the fact is that some forms of pain tend to get in the way more than others. Headaches and backpain – I’m looking at you!
The issue with leg pain you see, is that you need to place weight on your legs whenever you move around. If you’re walking somewhere, then you need to put weight on your feet. This therefore means that having pain in your legs is going to instantly make it more difficult to walk, run, jump… to go to the shops, to exercise and much more. The rest of the time, leg pain can make it uncomfortable to sit or even to get to sleep.
And what doesn’t help matters is that there are so many potential causes of leg pain. Leg pain can be caused by direct trauma, by injury or by a range of different health complaints.
In conclusion: leg pain sucks.
In this post, we’re going to look at 20 possible causes of your leg pain. In doing so, you will hopefully be able to find ways to treat the discomfort and therefore get your limb fully operational again in no time. Read on then and let’s take a look at those different causes.
Let’s start with the most obvious cause of leg pain: direct trauma. That is to say that if you have banged or scraped your leg in any way, then you are likely to experience some discomfort and this will likely be accompanied by a bruise and/or some swelling.
This is a fairly easy potential issue to narrow down because you’ll usually remember having caused the trauma. If there’s a bruise and soreness that you don’t remember causing, then it’s possible that the pain is caused by something you did in the night – or potentially that you have an issue with blood clotting which is causing internal bleeding.