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 tendon rupture
  2. Ankylosing spondylitis
  3. ACL injury (Anterior cruciate ligament injury)
  4. Bone cancer
  5. Bursitis
  6. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome
  7. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  8. Growing pains
  9. Growth plate fractures
  10. Herniated disk
  11. Infection
  12. Knee bursitis
  13. Meralgia paresthetica
  14. Muscle cramp
  15. Muscle strain
  16. Night leg cramps
  17. Osgood-Schlatter disease
  18. Osteoarthritis
  19. Paget's disease of bone
  20. Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  21. Peripheral artery disease
  22. Peripheral neuropathy
  23. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  24. Psoriatic arthritis
  25. Reactive arthritis
  26. Rheumatoid arthritis
  27. Sacroiliitis
  28. Septic arthritis
  29. Shin splints
  30. Spinal stenosis
  31. Stress fractures
  32. Thrombophlebitis
  33. Torn meniscus
  34. 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