Who is The Leg Pain Guide for?
The Leg Pain Guide is a resource for all those who would like to understand the reasons and solutions for different types of leg pain.
You could be someone who is suffering from leg pain and would like to understand the reasons and find a solution, or you might want to find these for someone who is suffering from leg pain.
What are the Key Benefits You Get from Reading the Leg Pain Guide?
What benefit does the Leg Pain Guide provide?
There are tens of thousands of sites dealing with leg pain, but almost all of them are written by medical professionals in a style that does not enable an ordinary user to understand any type of leg pain and its reasons in a simple way. As a result, the user is not able to decide the further course of action for the leg pain.
Besides, there is hardly any site dedicated to only leg pain, and as a result, most sites do not deal with leg pain and its causes in a comprehensive manner.
The Leg Pain Guide, on the other hand, is dedicated solely to leg pain and leg health and hence covers this in a comprehensive manner.
All about Leg Pain
Let’s start at the very beginning.
We will start with the basic question: What is a leg?
Eh? You surely did not expect a question like this: “What is a leg?”. Sounds stupid, doesn’t it?
Come on, every one of us knows what a leg is, don’t we?
Do we, really?
Let me ask you a simple question to see how much you really know about the leg: Name the various parts of the leg. Take 5 minutes, think hard and come up with as many parts of the leg as possible. (Don’t Google, that’s cheating!).
Here is a fairly complete list of all parts of a human leg:
- Arch of Foot
- Ball of Foot
- In addition to the above, some of the main “inner components” that matter too are:
There are over 25 different parts of a leg you should be aware of, when talking about leg pain.
Now, who would have thought that a leg implies over 25 different parts in the context of pain!
Yes, it does because your pain could be in any of the 25 different outer and inner parts mentioned above.
Now, your pain could be because of a number of things, some really minor and some, far more serious:
A comprehensive list of leg pain related problems
- Achilles tendinitis – Achilles tendon rupture
- ACL injury (Anterior cruciate ligament injury)
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Anterior Ankle Pain
- Anterior Knee Pain
- Anterior Thigh Pain
- Anteromedial Knee Pain
- Atherosclerosis that blocks blood flow in the arteries (this type of pain, called claudication, is generally felt when exercising or walking and is relieved by rest)
- Arthritis Pain
- Broken bone or sprained joint
- Blood clot or DVT
- Bone Fracture (Broken Bone)
- Blood Clot in the Legs
- Baker’s cyst
- Bone cancer
- Buckling Knee
- Blood clot (deep vein thrombosis) from long-term bed rest
- Burning or aching pain in the feet or toes while resting,
- Chronic exertional compartment syndrome
- Cancerous bone tumors (osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma)
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Dorsal Forefoot Pain
- Dorsal Toe Pain – Great Toe & Lesser Toe
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Growing pains
- Growth plate fractures
- Hip, Thigh & Knee
- Heel Pain
- Hairline crack in the bone (stress fracture)
- Hamstring injury
- Herniated disk
- Hair loss on the legs
- Injured tendons or muscles
- Inflamed tendon (tendinitis)
- Infection of the bone (osteomyelitis) or skin and soft tissue (cellulitis)
- Inflammation of the leg joints caused by arthritis or gout
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Knee bursitis
- Lateral Knee Pain
- Lateral Thigh & Hip Pain
- Lateral Ankle Pain
- Legg-Calve-Perthes disease — poor blood flow to the hip that may stop or slow the normal growth of the leg
- Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Metatarsal Heel Pain
- Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position for a long time
- Meralgia paresthetica
- Muscle cramp
- Muscle strain
- Night leg cramps
- Narrowed spinal canal (stenosis) and sciatica
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs
- Nerve damage common in people with diabetes, smokers, and alcoholics
- Noncancerous (benign) tumors or cysts of the femur or tibia (osteoid osteoma)
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Paget’s disease of bone
- Patellar tendinitis
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Peripheral artery disease
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Posterior cruciate ligament injury
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Plantar Toe Pain – Great Tow & Lesser Toe
- Plantar Midfoot Pain
- Posterior Ankle Pain
- Posterior Leg (Calf) Pain
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Peripheral nerves
- Posterior Knee Pain
- Posterior Thigh Pain
- Problems While Climbing & Going Down Stairs
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Soft tissue or skin infections
- Skin or soft tissue infection
- Shin splints (pain in the front of the leg from overuse)
- Severe leg cramps
- Sprains and Strains
- Septic arthritis
- Shin splints
- Spinal stenosis
- Stress fractures
- Sore on a leg or a foot that will not heal,
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
- Tight Achilles Tendons
- Torn meniscus
- Torn or overstretched muscle (strain)
- Varicose Veins
- Weak Ankles