A Baker’s cyst is a fluid-filled growth that forms behind the knee. It’s caused by swollen and inflammatory tissue beneath the knee joint. They’re more common in women and those over the age of 40. If you have the symptoms and they don’t go away, see a doctor.
A foreign body, such as a blood clot, causes an embolism, which is a blockage in an artery. Because the blood supply to that region of the body is cut off, it loses some or all of its function. If you or someone else has an embolism, call 999 immediately.
Most heel discomfort can be relieved at home. If your heel discomfort persists, you should consult a doctor.
Hereditary spastic paraplegia
Muscle weakness | Stiffness | Reduced sensation | Need to pee
Hereditary spastic paraplegia refers to a range of rare genetic illnesses that produce leg muscle weakness and stiffness. Over time, the symptoms get more severe. Because hereditary spastic paraplegia is frequently misdiagnosed, it’s difficult to tell how many people have it.
Leg cramps are a common but typically innocuous ailment. Cramps occur when the muscles in your leg become tight and painful all of a sudden. The calf muscles are the most commonly affected, but they can affect any area of your leg, including your foot and thighs.
Shin splints are a pain in the shins, or front of the lower legs, that is usually induced by exercise. They are usually treatable at home and should improve in a matter of weeks. If your discomfort persists despite the above therapies, see a doctor.
Thrombophilia is a condition in which blood has an increased tendency to clot. The majority of patients with thrombophilia have no symptoms. Only when thrombophilia forms a blood clot do symptoms appear. If you have any of the symptoms listed in the symptoms section below, see a doctor right away. If your symptoms are severe, call 999 for an ambulance.