What other symptoms might occur with leg pain?

Other symptoms may occur with leg pain depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. If you have a fever, your leg pain is likely due to infection or inflammation. Leg pain due to arthritis may occur with stiffness and reduced range of motion. You may also experience ankle or hip pain.

Symptoms that may occur along with leg pain

Leg pain may occur with other symptoms including:

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

  • Joint pain

  • Reduced range of motion of a joint

  • Skin bumps

  • Varicose veins

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, leg pain may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition. Get immediate help in an emergency setting if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Cold and pale leg

  • Difficulty breathing

  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • Inability to walk or put weight on your leg

  • Pain after walking or mild exertion

  • Pale or bluish skin (cyanosis)

  • Popping sound at time of leg injury

  • Progressive weakness and numbness down the leg with loss of bladder or bowel control

  • Red streaks

  • Red, warm, and swollen legs

  • Sores on your feet and toes that do not heal properly

What is leg pain?

Leg pain is any type of pain or discomfort in the leg, from the hip joint to the heels. Leg pain is a fairly common complaint. Your legs are made up of joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels all of which are subject to injury, infection or other conditions that can cause leg pain.

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What causes leg pain?

Infectious diseases, blood circulation problems, and neurological conditions can affect the leg. However, most leg pain is due to overuse, injury, and age-related wear and tear on the muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments of the leg, including the hip, knee and ankle. Usually these conditions are not serious, and you can largely prevent and treat overuse and injury problems with self-ca... Read more about leg paincauses

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 5, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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