Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Leg"

Medicine info: Brand names

Leg pain

Leg pain is any pain, ache or discomfort between your groin and ankle, and can be caused by many things from ulcers to sciatica. Find out about leg pain causes and treatment.

Read more

Calf pain

Calf pain is often caused by a muscle strain or cramps due to exercise, dehydration or mineral deficiency. But it can be a symptom of something more serious.

Read more

Leg ulcers

Leg ulcers are deep sores in the leg, and they're very common — particularly among older people. Here's what you need to know about leg ulcers.

Read more

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome is a condition that can make it hard for you to sleep. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and how to treat it at home.

Read more

Limb injuries

A limb injury is any injury to a limb, such as a leg or arm, or to their toes and fingers. Find out more about limb injuries, infection, treatment and prevention.

Read more

Peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease can cause pain and cramps in the legs when walking. Find out about the cause and how it is treated.

Read more

Erythema nodosum

Erythema nodosum is a skin condition consisting of a lumpy, red rash, usually on the lower legs, that can be painful. Learn more here.

Read more

Sciatica

Sciatica is a type of pain in your back and legs. Discover more about the causes, how the symptoms develop and how it's treated.

Read more

Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis is a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites that can cause arms and legs to swell and the skin to become hard and thick, like an elephant.

Read more

Shin splints

Shin splints are caused by overusing your lower leg muscles. Find out more about their symptoms, treatments and other causes of shin pain.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Victorian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo

Healthdirect Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners and to Elders both past and present.