Minor leg pain such as sore muscles, are common. Leg problems commonly occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, and work or projects around the home. Leg problems may be minor or serious and may include symptoms such as pain, swelling, cramps, numbness, tingling, weakness, or changes in temperature or color. Symptoms often develop from exercise, everyday wear and tear, or overuse.
Leg problems that are not related to a specific injury can have many causes. Overuse injuries may occur when you “overdo” an activity, do the same activity repeatedly, or increase your exercise.
Nighttime leg cramps are a sudden tightening (contraction) of the leg muscles in the calf, thigh, or foot. They often occur just as you are falling asleep or waking up.
How Can I Help to Reduce Stress or Pain In My Legs?
-Elevating your legs may help to reduce swelling
-Stretching and walking can sometime help to relieve cramping
-Wear arch supports that are personally fit to your feet, helping to better distribute your body’s weight and relieve pain and pressure in ankles, knees, and legs.