When should I be concerned with leg pain?

When should I be concerned with leg pain?

Posted 19 Jul

Whether you’re a runner, weightlifter, cyclist or simply spend a lot of time on your feet, experiencing some sort of leg pain is normal. A sign of a tough workout or a long day at work. But when does this pain cross into concerning territory? It’s difficult to gauge, especially if you’re still able to stay on your feet.  But, as experts in Podiatry, we often see many clients that have left it too late to take action. Potentially causing long term damage which takes months of treatment to address. So today, we wanted to cover all of the different types, causes and treatments of leg pain. Helping you to prevent, recognise early signs and know when to get in touch with a professional. 

Is your leg pain something to worry about? 

As we said before, it’s really tough to know if your leg pain is something to worry about. Especially if you currently still have mobility, are constantly on your feet or your symptoms have crept up on you. Ultimately, leg pain, if muscular or delayed onset muscle soreness (when your legs have been subjected to a novel stimulus e.g. a new exercise or increased weight) should fade within a matter of days. Your legs might feel a little heavy or sore but they shouldn’t actually hurt to walk on. This is natural when your legs are recovering from a tough workout or day at work. However, if you experience any of the following, then take note: 

Finding the source of your pain 

Now you’ve worked out that your legs are in pain rather than just tired, it’s time to explore what the source of your pain is. This essentially rests on where you’re feeling the pain in your legs and the type of pain you’re experiencing. Below are some different sources of leg pain which are often tied to a specific area of the leg: 

Working through leg pain with a professional 

It’s tempting just to continue using your leg. However, with no accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, your leg pain is a ticking clock - waiting for a stimulus for further injury. At The Feet People, we will run you through a variety of tests to accurately diagnose the pain and give you a treatment plan to not only ease your pain but prevent any further injuries.  


Your treatment plan will of course depend on the type of leg pain you’re experiencing. However, there are some common treatment protocols that you can expect to cover including: 

And finally, prevention 

The final piece of the puzzle is prevention. During and after your recovery your podiatrist should give you tips on how to prevent your injury from becoming recurrent. Again, the advice will differ dependent on the type and severity of your leg pain, however, some of the advice may include: 

We hope this blog has been helpful in getting to know whether you should be worried about your leg pain. And, if you do think you would benefit from seeing a professional why not book in for a session today?


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