How Do You Diagnose the Cause of Leg Pain and Swelling?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 8:37:08 PM ET
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Physicians diagnose the cause of leg pain and swelling by conducting a physical exam, evaluating medical and family history of patients, and analyzing test results, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Physicians may also refer patients to a neurologist or sleep specialist if leg pain and swelling indicates a severe medical condition or restless leg syndrome.