There are several different causes of leg pain. Some causes are problems with joints of the leg (ankle, knees, hips, pelvis, lower back), muscular or ligament injuries, vascular problems or neurological causes. Once the cause is identified, a solution to treat pain in the legs can be identified and implemented.
Pain in the legs may be due to injury or inflammation of any of the structures that are found in the leg, including bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and skin. Inflammation of tissues is usually the cause of pain. Pain can also radiate from other parts of the body and be felt in the leg. Back miss aliments can cause pain and numbness of the leg. Abdominal aorta and iliac artery aneurysms can also present with leg pain. Blood clots in the large veins located in the abdomen are a further cause of leg symptoms.