Pain in the legs is not a symptom of some serious diseases, in fact it’s an everyday problem which affects all people whose jobs require prolonged standing or sitting. Along with the pain spasms occur as well as swelling around the heel and ankles.

After prolonged standing or workout your muscles get inflamed. But apart from this, there are a couple of more reasons why you might be experiencing pain in the legs.

Muscle cramp

If you have experienced sudden sharp pain in the legs and it’s very intensive then you have gotten a leg cramp. This occurs when the body is dehydrated or exhausted.

All you can do is stretch out the muscle in question and drink a glass of water. You should try to regulate your water intake and make sure it’s sufficient. Leg cramps are just one common sign that your body might be dehydrated.


Slippers, heels or sneakers don’t put pressure on the foot in the same way. Some of these affect the ankles, some affect the knees and hips and some put strain on the back. Think about what kind of shoes you are wearing when you feel sharp pain in the back.

Varicose veins

It is estimated that 30 to 40% of the adults have a problem with varicose veins. These can be internal as well as external. Half of which have visible veins on their legs while the other half suffers from internal ones. – says D-r Mark Whitely.

The inflammation gets worse as time passes and a constant feeling of pain, weight persists. It is very important that proper attention is given to this problem. The internal veins which are hard to spot pose a much more serious threat. If you are experiencing constant pain then you should pay your doctor a visit.


If you are suffering from sharp pains in the lower part of your leg close to your heel then tendinitis might be the problem.  Tendonitis is a condition that occurs when tendons which are small bands in the hands or legs get inflamed.

The pain occurs when you start to put pressure on the muscles. The pain is quite unpleasant and occurs with your everyday activities. The structure of the Achilles heel which is affected by this condition, weakens in time so you should be extra careful with this.

Office work

If your work takes place mainly in an office with 8 hour sitting at your desk, then it’s very important you take short walks or stretch during working hours so you can take care of those affected muscles. If you have a soft ball you can press with your feet and roll around then this might help with the blood circulation and reduce the pain in the legs.