Leg pain and cramping may be a minor annoyance or a severe problem.
What Are Leg Pains and Cramps?
Leg pains and cramps are common symptoms experienced by individuals with vein disease, typically caused by poor blood circulation in the legs. These sensations can feel like a sharp or dull pain, cramping, or aching in the legs and may be accompanied by swelling, heaviness, or discomfort. Some of the unique symptoms include:
- Heaviness in the leg that worsens towards the end of the day and eases with rest and elevation
- Charley horses, or painful sensations in the feet or calves
- Swelling of the calves or ankles that also worsens toward the end of the day
- Restless leg syndrome, which involves involuntary urges to shift your legs to alleviate discomfort