Symptom: Leg pain

Leg pain: Pain affecting the leg
Introduction: Pain can arise from a variety of causes ranging from accidental trauma to nerve conditions. Pain-like sensations often described as pins-and-needles, prickling or burning sensations are called paresthesias; see leg paresthesias. All pain or pain-like sensations need prompt medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Leg pain:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Leg pain (96 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Leg pain (26 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Leg pain: calf pain (1)
    Leg pain type of: Pain (604), Leg symptoms (97)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Leg pain: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Leg pain as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Leg pain: The following list of conditions have 'Leg pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Addison's Disease ... leg pain
  • Addisonian crisis ... leg pain
  • Arachnoiditis ... leg pain
  • Atherosclerosis ... leg pain, leg cramps


  • Broken leg ... leg pain
  • Buerger's disease ... intermittent leg pains, leg burning, leg pain worse with exertion


  • Deep vein thrombosis ... leg pain, leg pain when standing, leg pain absent when seated with legs raised, leg pain on walking
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy ... pain in legs


  • Endometriosis ... leg pain
  • Ewing's sarcoma ... leg pain, leg tenderness


  • Genital herpes ... leg pain
  • Growth plate injuries ... leg pain


  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome ... thigh pain
  • Intermittent Claudication ... relief of calf muscle pain at rest


  • Marfan syndrome ... leg pain
  • Meralgia parenthetica ... thigh pain


  • Osteomalacia ... leg bone pain
  • Osteomyelitis ... leg bone pain


  • Peripheral vascular disease ... leg pain
  • Prostate Cancer ... upper thigh pain


  • Restless Legs Syndrome ... leg pain, painful leg sensations


  • Sciatica ... leg pain, thigh pain
  • Spinal stenosis ... leg pain, leg cramps
  • Spondylosis ... leg pain
  • Syringomyelia ... leg pain


  • Varicose veins ... leg aches after standing still, leg muscle cramps, leg cramps

    Last revised: Nov 3, 2003

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