Leg pain can be sharp, dull, numb, tingling, burning, radiating, or sore. It can be acute, that is, sudden and short-lived, or it can be chronic and persistent.
Enlarged veins, usually seen in the legs and feet. Varicose veins are usually benign. The cause of this condition is not known. For most people, there are no symptoms and varicose veins are just a cosmetic concern. In some cases, they increase pain and discomfort or indicate an underlying circulatory problem. Treatment includes compression stockings, exercise or vein closure or removal procedures.
A blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs. This condition is serious because blood clots can loosen and lodge in the lungs. Leg pain or swelling may occur, but there may be no symptoms. Treatments include medication and use of compression stockings.
Peripheral vascular disease is a symptom of fatty deposits and calcium formation in the arterial walls (atherosclerosis). Risk factors include aging, diabetes, and smoking. Symptoms may include leg pain, especially when walking. Tobacco cessation, exercise and a healthy diet are usually successful treatments. When these changes are not enough, medications or surgery can help.
Diabetic foot ulcer is an open blister or lesion that occurs in about 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is usually at the base of the foot. About 6 percent of those who develop foot ulcers will be hospitalized due to infection or other complications related to ulcers.
Tissue death often occurs in the limbs or skin due to loss of blood supply. This condition often affects the fingers, toes and limbs, but can also affect muscles and limbs. Symptoms include discolored skin, severe pain followed by numbness and discharge. Gangrene requires immediate care. Treatment includes antibiotics and removal of dead tissue.
The protective tissue at the ends of the bones (cartilage) falls off slowly and deteriorates over time. The most common symptoms are joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees or buttocks. Medications, physiotherapy and sometimes surgery help reduce pain and maintain joint movement.
The swollen tissue runs to the bottom of the foot. Symptoms include knife pain near the heel. The pain can be more severe in the morning and with prolonged standing, running or jumping. Treatments include physiotherapy, stretching exercises, shoe inserts, painkillers, steroid injections and surgery.
Osteoid osteoma is a benign (non-cancerous) bone tumor that usually develops in the long bones of the body, such as the femur (thigh) and tibia (shinbone). Although osteoid osteomas can cause pain and discomfort, they do not spread throughout the body.
Endovascular surgery is an innovative, less invasive procedure used to treat problems that affect blood vessels, such as aneurysms, which cause the artery to swell or "swell." Surgery involves making a small incision near each hip to access the blood vessels.
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