It’s often extremely difficult to tell exactly what’s causing that pain in your leg.
And I don’t just mean that it’s difficult for YOU to tell – I also mean difficult for doctors or physiotherapists too! There’s often not a clear picture when we try to work out what’s causing someone’s leg pain, and the symptoms from different causes can look incredibly similar.
I would ultimately recommend that anyone asking this question about their own leg pain gets assessed by a professional first – we have some techniques that we can use to help diagnose these issues in a face-to-face appointment.
However, today I want to give you a brief outline of the difference between these issues, as it pays to know what’s causing your problem before you attempt to treat it at home.