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Leg Injuries - Check Your Symptoms

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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • Bleeding: Go to the topic Cuts or Puncture Wounds.
  • A burn on a leg: Go to the topic Burns or Sunburns.
  • An injured joint: Go to the Check Your Symptoms section of the topic that most closely describes the area of your injury for a more complete evaluation.
    • Knee Problems and Injuries
    • Toe, Foot, and Ankle Injuries

After having a brace, cast, or splint applied, be sure to follow your health professional's instructions. If you develop a problem or have a concern, call your health professional. For more information, see first aid for a cast or splint.

Is your leg twisted, bent out of shape, or out of its normal position?

Did you feel or hear a snap or pop at the time of a painful leg injury?

Is your leg pale, white, blue, or cold?

Do you have numbness or tingling after a leg injury?

Are you unable to move your leg normally after an injury?

Do you have pain or tenderness after an injury?

Do you have swelling after a leg injury?

Do you think an injury may have been caused by abuse?

Do you think you have an infection?

Is your leg bruised after an injury?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.


WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: September 19, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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