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. Ankylosing spondylitis
  4. ACL injury (Anterior cruciate ligament injury)
  5. Baker's cyst
  6. Bone cancer
  7. Broken leg
  8. Bursitis
  9. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome
  10. Claudication
  11. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  12. Gout
  13. Growing pains
  14. Growth plate fractures
  15. Hamstring injury
  16. Herniated disk
  17. Infection
  18. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  19. Knee bursitis
  20. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  21. Meralgia paresthetica
  22. Muscle cramp
  23. Muscle strain
  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. Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  32. Peripheral artery disease
  33. Peripheral neuropathy
  34. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  35. Pseudogout
  36. Psoriatic arthritis
  37. Reactive arthritis
  38. Rheumatoid arthritis
  39. Sacroiliitis
  40. Septic arthritis
  41. Sciatica
  42. Shin splints
  43. Spinal stenosis
  44. Stress fractures
  45. Tendinitis
  46. Thrombophlebitis
  47. Torn meniscus
  48. Varicose veins

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

March 04, 2016