When to see your GP

It's a good idea to see your GP if your pain doesn't improve despite the treatments mentioned above.

Your GP may:

  • ask about your symptoms and examine your legs to try to work out what's causing your pain
  • refer you for an X-ray or special scan of your legs an X-ray may be normal, so a more detailed scan may be needed to help with diagnosis or identify other causes of lower leg pain
  • refer youto a physiotherapist they can assess your injury, show you some exercises, andrecommend a suitable programme of activity
  • refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon or a consultant in sport and exercise medicine
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018