Home > Medical > Leg Health > About legs About legs All sections in Leg » About Legs » Beautiful Legs » Leg Problems » Leg News » Physio & Osteopathy » Procedures » Sports Injuries » Physiology of Legs Chronic venous insufficiency Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) occurs when your leg veins cannot pump enough blood back to your heart due to damage to the vein valves. Claudication Intermittent claudication (from the Latin claudicare, to limp), is one of the first symptoms of arteriosclerosis obliterans, which is a narrowing of the arteries in the legs. Leg swelling It is the unusual accumulation of liquid/fluid in the ankles, feet and legs, which is known as peripheral oedema. Follow Health24 on Twitter » Ask Healthy Bones Expert » Test Calcium Calculator » Assess Your risk for foot problems » 6 ways sexy shoes damage your feet The beauty of bones Short leg syndrome Short leg syndrome refers to when one leg appears longer than the other. The discrepancy may occur in the femur, tibia or both. Deep-vein thrombosis Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot, or thrombus, forms in deep-lying veins, usually in the larger lower veins of the legs. Patella-femoral syndrome This term refers to a group of conditions, all of which can cause pain at the front of the knee. It was previously called chondromalacia patellae. Knee pain Knee pain refers to any pain felt in or around the knee. It may involve any of the structures forming the knee joint. Varicose veins Varicose and spider veins can occur in men and women at any age, but most frequently affect women during their childbearing years and later lives. Restless legs syndrome Restless legs syndrome is characterised by uncomfortable sensations in the legs, which are worse during periods of inactivity or rest or while sitting or lying down. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.