Leg pains are often caused by stress, fatigue, injury, and poor blood circulation. Sometimes it is brought about by other underlying causes like poor nutrition and lack of sleep. While these symptoms are easily remedied with rest, eating healthy and getting leg massage, there are leg symptoms that indicate more serious underlying causes.
If you’re experiencing any of the leg symptoms outlined below, take heed of them and get prompt medical attention.
1. Swollen legs with jolting pain
This symptom is mostly associated with kidney troubles. When the kidneys no longer work properly your body will experience difficulties in flushing out excess fluids, giving rise to a condition known as edema. As fluid continues to accumulate in your body, pressure in your legs and other extremities will begin to build up causing pain accompanied by a jolting sensation as if you’re being electrocuted.
2. Swollen, heavy legs with skin discoloration
When the walls or valves of your leg veins have become weakened and no longer able to efficiently channel blood back to the heart, swelling of the legs occur. This condition is known as venous insufficiency. The symptom is often accompanied by skin discoloration or pigmentation in the leg area. As the swelling intensifies, the sufferer will also experience numbness or a heavy feeling in the legs.
3. Inflamed legs accompanied by dragging pain
If you experience an edema-like swelling in your legs and feet accompanied by dragging pain, this is most likely a symptom of cardiac insufficiency. The heart relies on its chamber muscles and valves to effectively pump and distribute blood throughout the body. When the cardiac chambers, the valves or both are in such a weakened state that they are unable to function efficiently, one of the immediate results would be the pooling of blood in the lower extremities. The leg swelling that occurs is often accompanied by severe pain because of the pressure build-up in the area.
4. Burning sensation, leg pain, fatigue, swelling
Leg thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein in your leg, causing swelling and leg pain. The condition may affect just one or both legs at the same time. One of the most common causes of leg thrombosis is inactivity as when one is confined in bed for a long time. It can even be caused by a sedentary lifestyle. The real danger of leg thrombosis is when small pieces of clotted blood break loose and find their way to other parts of your body, cutting off blood supply in the area. When clotted blood is lodged in your lungs, it causes an extremely dangerous problem called pulmonary embolism. Sometimes, the condition shows no signs or symptoms. But, if you have reason to believe you may have leg thrombosis, see your doctor immediately.
5. Extreme fatigue accompanied by vascular spiders and painful leg swelling
Liver problems often do not show symptoms until the damage is widespread. So if you suddenly experience weight loss without changing your diet or lifestyle, if your skin becomes yellowish, you experience painful leg and foot swelling, vascular spiders suddenly appear and you are always tired, chances are you have liver problems. Liver damage is a serious health issue, and should never be taken lightly. Consult a doctor at the first signs of liver problems.
6. Swollen legs, muscle spasms and cold feet
These are the symptoms of health problems associated with an underactive thyroid gland. Cold feet are a sign of poor blood circulation because of too much homocysteine, a chemical linked with heart disease. Sometimes the condition is accompanied by a persistent weight gain. This happens when the hormonal balance of your body is upset because of a hypo-active thyroid gland. There are no over the counter medications for this condition. So the only solution would be to see a doctor.
7. Weak, swollen, pale and painful legs
If you have all of these symptoms, it could mean you have atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis causes a narrowing of blood vessels leading to restricted blood flow to the legs and feet which causes pain and at the same time giving them a pale appearance. Many people do not recognize these symptoms as an indicator of atherosclerosis. However, atherosclerosis ranks among the top degenerative diseases in modern times. Therefore it’s important that its symptoms be detected, identified and treated at the soonest time possible.
8. Pins and needles, and wounds not healing
One of the most easily recognizable signs that a person has diabetes is that wounds are not healing at all and the sensation of pins and needles in legs and feet. To a person who has diabetes, even the smallest scratch in the leg can lead to complex health issues, leading to gangrene and even amputation. That’s because diabetes also leads to nerve damage. In advanced cases, with the nerves already deadened by the disease, patients no longer feel pain and are often unaware that last week’s tiny scratch has turned into an ulcer.
Leg health is often an indicator of a person’s overall health. It follows that those with healthy legs and feet are, generally speaking, healthy people. However, if you show any of the symptoms mentioned above, consult a doctor immediately. Maintaining your leg health can be as simple as eating a healthy balanced diet, exercising regularly and giving your legs regular massage to improve circulation.
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