Lower leg pain and discomfort can affect your everyday life, but you don’t have to suffer in silence – there are a wide range of treatments available.
People with lower leg pain can experience problems caused by trauma, medical conditions or injuries such as aches, pains and swelling.
What are the causes of lower leg pain?
Over-exertion or injury can contribute to lower leg pain. It can also result from long-term problems, such as shin splints, tendonitis, varicose veins or sciatica.
How can lower leg pain be treated?
Treatments for lower leg pain depend on the underlying cause. Many cases of leg pain will go away in time and can be managed with rest, gentle exercise, hot or cold compresses and over-the-counter painkillers. If pain is ongoing you should see your GP.
Find out how to get referred to Practice Plus Group MSK & Diagnostics for NHS treatment.