Pain in legs? 6 health problems that could be triggering it

Published on:9 January 2023, 05:52pm IST

If you have been experiencing constant pain in your legs and don't know why it is happening, look out for these diseases. These 6 problems are common causes of leg pain that you shouldn't ignore.

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Arthritis: It is a term used to refer to diseases that affect your bones or joints. It can lead to inflammation and pain in and around your joints. It can even make it difficult for you to even walk or carry out daily activities. While there is no cure for the disease, certain changes in your lifestyle like exercising and eating a healthy diet may help. Image Courtesy: Freepik

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Low levels of electrolytes: Electrolytes are essential minerals such as sodium, calcium, and potassium that your body needs to perform everyday functions. An electrolyte imbalancecan lead to pain in the legs or muscle cramps. Other common symptoms of the condition include diarrhoea, constipation, confusion, lethargy, nausea, numbness, and irregular or fast heart rate. Image Courtesy: Freepik

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Peripheral neuropathy: As the name suggests, this condition damages the nerves outside of your brain or spinal cord. The peripheral nerves are used to carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord. There are several causes of peripheral neuropathy, including diabetes. It can affect the leg muscles and make them numb or weak. Image Courtesy: Adobe Stock

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Inflammation can weaken the immune system. Image Courtesy: Freepik

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Runners must be careful to avoid pain of shin splints. Image Courtesy: Adobe Stock