When Should I Be Concerned About Leg Pain?

Reviewed on 9/24/2020
Leg pain can affect the foot, ankle, knee, thigh, or in any part of the leg.
Leg pain can affect the foot, ankle, knee, thigh, or in any part of the leg.

You should be concerned about your leg pain and schedule a physician’s appointment if you observe these accompanying symptoms:

Seek immediate medical attention if you observe these symptoms:

  • Fever and other signs of infection
  • Bluish or blackish colored leg
  • Cold and pale legs
  • Swelling of legs with breathing difficulties
  • Unable to put more weight on the leg
  • Leg injury with popping and grinding noise
  • Swollen, red painful legs

What are some of the most common causes of leg pain?

Leg pain may occur as a result of conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, or skin of the leg. Leg pain can affect the foot, ankle, knee, thigh, or in any part of the leg.

Some common causes of leg pain include:

Some other causes of leg pain include medications (diuretics and statins) and bone tumors.

How to prevent leg pain?

Stretching the muscles before and after the exercise is important to prevent the pain that may result from physical activity.

Some general tips to prevent leg pain caused due to nerve damage include:

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References
https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/ss/slideshow-leg-pain-causes

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003182.htm

https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/leg-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050784

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