Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation. Some common causes of leg pain include:

  1. Achilles tendinitis
  2. Achilles tendon rupture
  3. ACL injury
  4. Baker's cyst
  5. Bone cancer
  6. Broken leg
  7. Bursitis
  8. Chondromalacia patella
  9. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome
  10. Claudication
  11. Deep vein thrombosis
  12. Fibromyalgia
  13. Gout
  14. Growing pains
  15. Growth plate fractures
  16. Hamstring injury
  17. Herniated disk
  18. Infection
  19. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  20. Knee bursitis
  21. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  22. Torn meniscus
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  24. Night leg cramps
  25. Osgood-Schlatter disease
  26. Osteoarthritis
  27. Osteochondritis dissecans
  28. Osteomyelitis
  29. Paget's disease of bone
  30. Patellar tendinitis
  31. Peripheral neuropathy
  32. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  33. Posterior tibial tendon rupture
  34. Pseudogout
  35. Rheumatoid arthritis
  36. Sciatica
  37. Shin splints
  38. Spinal stenosis
  39. Sprains and strains
  40. Stress fractures
  41. Tendinitis
  42. Thrombophlebitis
  43. Varicose veins

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

Apr. 06, 2013