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

Published on:9 January 2023, 17:52pm 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... Read More

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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... Read More

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Sciatica: The sciatic nerve is the one that stems from your lower back and goes through your buttocks and down each leg. And sciatica refers to the pain in this nerve. When a bonespur or herniated disk puts pressure on your sciatic nerve, this is when the condition occurs. Pain, tingling, or numbness in the leg or foot are the most common symptoms of the condition. Image Courtesy: Freepik... Read More

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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... Read More

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Inflammation can weaken the immune system. Image Courtesy: Freepik

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): Also known as venous thrombosis, DVT is a condition that happens when blood clots develop in the veins, which may partially or completely block your blood flow. It usually forms in the legs or arms, which is why people with DVT experience swelling or pain in the legs. Image Courtesy: Adobe Stock... Read More

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