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Artwork of a woman holding her leg in pain

Artwork of a woman holding her leg in pain

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DAVID GIFFORD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID GIFFORD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Leg pain. Computer-enhanced image of a woman holding her lower leg in pain. Severe pain in the lower leg may be caused by an injury such as a fractured bone. Shin splints, pain which gets worse during exercise, could also be the cause. This is caused by tendon or muscle damage, or an inflammation of the lining of a bone (periostitis). Alternatively it could be due to claudication, a cramp-like pain which appears while walking or running, caused by insufficient blood flow to the legs' muscles. Treatment depends on the cause, but painkilling drugs may help alleviate the symptoms.

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