Leg pain can be triggered by several factors that you should be well aware of. The leg pain can occur in any part starting from the hips or heels and can be intermittent or constant. Take note that the leg pain can be instigated by traumatic injury or caused by health issues that affect the nerves and blood vessels in the lower extremity. The leg pain can be stabbing, sharp, aching, dull, tingling or burning depending on the precise cause. You can learn more about pain management measures if you will enroll in a first aid class today.
Rickets is a condition that can cause leg pain and quite common among children. The condition can cause the bones to soften and easily fracture. The main cause of rickets is the deficiency of vitamin B but the condition can also run in some families.
Vitamin D helps the bone take in calcium and phosphorus present in food. Children who are malnourished or do not have adequate amount of vitamin D could not establish healthy and strong bones. The indications of rickets include pelvis, spine and leg pain as well as delayed growth, cavities, muscle weakness and other teeth issues. In some individuals, they face a higher risk for developing rickets including children between 6 months and 2 years old, children who do not eat enough foods that contain vitamin D, children with dark skin and children who breastfeed without vitamin D supplement.
Thrombophlebitis can cause leg pain and characterized by the inflammation and swelling in a vein due to a blood clot. Thrombophlebitis can develop in any part of the body including the legs. There are some risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing thrombophlebitis such as being hospitalized for surgery, certain illnesses that predisposes to blood clots and extended periods of sitting.
The usual indications linked with thrombophlebitis include pain, inflammation and swelling in the affected region, warmth and tenderness over the involved vein and skin redness. There are two major forms of thrombophlebitis – superficial which involves the veins close the surface of the skin and the deep venous type.
Trochanteric bursitis can also cause leg pain. The condition is basically the inflammation of the bursa which is a fluid-filled sac that reduces the friction between bone and tendons close to the upper thigh or greater trochanter. The greater trochanter is a part of the femur.
Take note that trochanteric bursitis is a usual cause of hip and thigh pain. The usual indications include thigh and buttock pain, lateral or exterior hip pain, pain when lying on the affected side, pain that worsens during hip or thigh movement, tenderness once the affected area is pressed and pain when climbing stairs. Trochanteric bursitis can be triggered by overuse injuries, traumatic hip injuries, surgery, poor posture and certain medical issues.