Pain below the knee can mean a variety of things, from muscle cramps and shin splints to broken bones and tendinitis, says WebMD. The causes can be muscle- or bone-related or due to problems with veins, arteries and nerv... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Leg-focused exercises, such as squats, lunges and running, are common causes of knee pain and knee injury. High-impact sports, such as skiing and basketball, may also cause knee pain. More » Health Fitness & Exercise Exercise

The best painkiller depends on the cause of the pain and its severity. The most common are over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, states Everyday Health. Al... More » Health Medications & Vitamins
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Possible causes of lower leg pain include muscle cramps, shin splints, torn tendons or muscles, a fractured bone, or a sprain, according to WebMD. Lower leg pain can also result from blood clots, varicose veins and infec... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

According to WebMD, pain in the back of the leg can be caused by muscle cramps, tendinitis, broken bones, blood clots, infections and lower-extremity peripheral arterial disease, among other causes. Sciatica and diabetic... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Leg pain can be caused by muscle cramps or from injuries such as shin splints, nerve damage, stress fractures and muscle strains. Additionally, leg pain can be caused by medical conditions such as atherosclerosis, arthri... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Shin pain, medically known as shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome, is best treated with rest, according to Medical News Today. Most doctors recommend two weeks of little to no strenuous physical activities. Lig... More » Health Pain & Symptoms