Your legs make up most of your lower body. Leg pain may develop suddenly or over time; they can be intermittent or constant; it may be felt in your entire leg or only in a localized area, such as your knee or thigh. The pain you experience may vary, from a sharp, stabbing pain to a dull, tingling ache.
Many times leg pain is just a nuisance; it may make you walk funny as you try to avoid aggravating it. Other times, the pain can be severe and may prevent you from walking or putting any weight on the affected leg.
The most common causes of leg pain are due to overuse, wear and tear, bone or joint injuries, as well as muscle, ligament, or tendon sprains. The pain can be caused by inflammation of soft tissues.
Oftentimes, leg pain can be traced back to problems in the spinal column, particularly the lower spine or lumbar region. In some situations, lower body pain can be the result of varicose veins, blood clots, or poor circulation.