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Leg pain symptoms

Pain is a common sign of an illness and injury. It's worth taking note of anything that makes the pain better or worse. Or if it's worse in the morning or at night.

Other signs and symptoms that can occur with pains in the legs include:

  • swelling
  • varicose veins
  • sores or ulcers
  • you have redness, swelling or warmth.

It is also worth noting if both legs are the same, or if one is different from the other.

Call healthdirect 1800 022 222 for advice if:

  • your symptoms get worse
  • you develop new symptoms
  • you become increasingly concerned or
  • the health and symptom checker has not addressed your symptoms.

Not sure what to do next?

If you are still concerned about your leg pain, check your symptoms with healthdirect’s online Symptom Checker to get advice on when to seek medical attention.

The Symptom Checker guides you to the next appropriate healthcare steps, whether it’s self care, talking to a health professional, going to a hospital or calling triple zero (000).

Last reviewed: July 2015

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