Leg Pain Overview
Leg pain is usually caused by a physical injury, such as a contusion, strain, sprain, fracture, or other injury. However, there are many other causes of leg pain including bone disorders, joint disorders (e.g. arthritis), nerve disorders, circulation disorders, and other causes. A number of causes are life-threatening (or limb-threatening) such as Fractures, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Compartment Syndrome, and other serious causes. Spinal cord disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis are a possible cause of pain-like nerve sensations in the legs.
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- Injury: Injury, also called “trauma” in medical terms, refers to the physical injury to a body part or organ. There are
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- Fractures: Fractures are broken bones in any location of the body. Almost any bone in the body can be fractured, but
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- Joint Disorders: Joint disorders are disorders or diseases of any of the body’s joints, such as the ankles, knees, elbows, ankles
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- Arthritis: Arthritis is the class of diseases causing joint inflammation. Symptoms include joint pain, joint swelling, joint redness, joint warmth, and
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- Nerve Disorders: Nerve disorders may affect movement or sensations. Nerves are part of the nervous system, including the spinal cord and central
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