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Leg pain

Leg pain can be described as any feeling of pain or discomfort in the area between your groin and ankle. Depending on the cause, leg pain can vary from moderate to severe. Learn more about the causes of leg pain.

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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.

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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.

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Restless legs syndrome

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

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Shin splints

Shin splints are a group of injuries affecting the lower leg caused by overusing leg muscles. Find out more about treatments and symptoms.

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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 and its many causes.

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Peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease refers to diseases of arteries outside the heart and brain, mainly in the legs and feet. Learn about the risk factors.

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Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin and the tissues directly beneath it. It often affects the lower leg, but can occur on any part of the body.

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Erythema nodosum

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

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Sciatica

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

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