What causes foot pain and leg pain? 4 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Sprains & Strains

Sprains and strains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending on the incident. Most don't require medical attention.

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Sciatica

The sciatic nerve begins at the spinal cord, stretching through the hips and buttocks, and down each leg. When this nerve is irritated, you will experience sciatica, a painful, weak, or numb sensation in these areas.

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Standing Your Ground with Flat Feet (Pes Planus)

Pes planus, or fallen arches, are feet that don't have a normal arch, which can be painful. This is normal in infants and usually disappears by age three, as ligaments and tendons in the foot and leg tighten.

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Buerger’s Disease

Buerger's disease, also called thromboangiitis obliterans, causes blockages in the blood vessels of the feet and hands. This can cause pain, tissue damage, and even tissue death.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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