Muscle aches and pains
General muscular aches and pains are common. They're often caused by the unfamiliar use or overuse of muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia (the soft tissues that connect muscles).
A lot of people suffer from heel pain. Find out more about the symptoms, treatments and self-care options and when to seek medical attention from a specialist.
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.
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.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia and a common cause of heel pain. Learn here how you can reduce the pain if you have plantar fasciitis.
Sever's disease is a condition which occurs when the bones in the calf (the tibia and fibula) grow more quickly than the Achilles tendon. It affects children 8-14 years of age.
Opioid medicines and pain
Some pain medicines, such as opioids, need to be taken with care. Learn about the risks and benefits of opioids, side effects and pain-relief alternatives.
Common questions about opioid medicines and pain
Opioid medicines can help alleviate pain. But like all medicines, opioids come with risks and side effects. You should be informed about your pain medication and pain-relief options. Here are some frequently asked questions about opioids.