BOOK NOW BOOK NOW   





Leg Pain

Side view of a woman's legs wearing purple maroon activewear

We often take our legs for granted. We use them daily, but forget their importance until they become sore and daily activities, like walking, becomes difficult. 

The muscles in your legs control the motions of your foot and foot stability. Factors such as an increase in activity or a change in footwear, can put extra pressure on these muscles, causing them to become overused, inflamed and sore. This pain in your legs can be constant, recurrent or intermittent and can present in many ways - including an ache, dull or sharp pain, and tingling - and may be accompanied by swelling. It could affect your entire leg or only be present in a specific area. 

Are you experiencing pain in your legs? It often stems from exercise-related injuries such as shin splints or stress fractures, that are painful, and potentially serious conditions if not treated effectively. Talk with our podiatrists in Brisbane about different treatment options. 

Common causes of leg pain

Bursitis

When the small, fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near your joints become subjected to higher levels of stress and/or irritation, they become inflamed, enlarged and painful.

Shin Splints

If you're experiencing pain in your lower legs, and specifically along your shins, then you may have shin splints.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

When the band that runs down the outside of your thigh, connecting your hip to your knee is overused or overloaded, it results in a painful condition known as iliotibial band syndrome (ITB Syndrome). 

Sciatica

Sciatica is a very broad term to describe ongoing lower back and leg pain, particularly affecting the buttocks area. You may experience symptoms from your lower back all the way down to your feet.

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in the bone (microfractures) that develop gradually overtime, usually due to overuse or repetitive activity that restricts the bone from healing. 

Are you experiencing pain elsewhere?

Ankle pain


Knee pain


Hip pain

Related articles

The back of two caucasian feet raised on the ball of their feet

3 exercises to strengthen your feet


Our feet are the foundation for the entire body, so it's important that they have enough strength to tolerate our activity levels. Use these three exercises to help strengthen your feet.

A foot hovering above a blue orthotic that is on a pink mat

Do I need orthotics?



Not everyone needs orthotics, but they can play an integral role in treating or relieving pain in several foot and lower limb conditions.

One pair of men's feet next to one pair of women's feet hovering in the air above a blue ocean

7 tips to keep your feet healthy this summer

The heat and humidity of an Australian summer makes it a prime time for issues to arise, so our newest podiatrist Lucy has put together seven helpful tips to keep your feet healthy and problem free throughout summer.

CBD

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

7:30am - 6:30pm
7:30am - 6:30pm
7:30am - 6:30pm
7:30am - 3:30pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED


Ground Floor, 344 Queen Street,
Brisbane City QLD 4000


VIEW THIS CLINIC VIEW THIS CLINIC

Newmarket

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

7:30am - 6:30pm
7:30am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 6:00pm
7:30am - 7:00pm
7:30am - 5:00pm
7:30am - 4:30pm
CLOSED


Newmarket Village, 114/400 Newmarket Rd, Newmarket QLD 4051


VIEW THIS CLINIC VIEW THIS CLINIC



Click here to learn about our home visit services across South East Queensland