Home > Medical > Leg Health > Leg problems Leg problems All sections in Leg » About Legs » Beautiful Legs » Leg Problems » Leg News » Physio & Osteopathy » Procedures » Sports Injuries » Physiology of Legs Musculoskeletal problems The musculoskeletal system is a type of organ system that allows for movement and stability of the body and consists of bones, muscles, joints, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, bursae (fluid-filled sacs), and other connective tissue. Barefoot in the city? Yes, by all means! The latest debate: barefoot vs shoes. Rest those restless legs Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is the biggest cause of sleeping problems – yet many people, doctors included, aren’t even aware the condition exists or that it can be treated. 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 Angina of the leg Angina of the leg (claudication) is a symptom of a peripheral vascular disease termed arteriosclerosis obliterans. Danger lurking in your veins Staying put during those long-haul flights may be more than just uncomfortable it may have ill effects on your health, and could even kill you. Tired, heavy legs may indicate CVI Standing exerts enormous strain on the veins, up to 10 times that of other postures. No wonder modern man - and women - suffer from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Lymphatic filariasis Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is a parasitic infestation of nematodes. Nematodes are worms, commonly known as roundworms because of their shape. The nematodes that invade the human body and damage internal structures are Brugia malayi, Brugia timori, and Wuchereria bancrofti. Keep those travel legs moving Avoiding deep vein thrombosis on long trips Swelling of ankles and feet This refers to swelling of the soft tissues of the feet and ankles - the bones are not enlarged. Leg/skin ulcers Skin ulcers are open sores that are often accompanied by the sloughing-off (shedding) of inflamed tissue. Skin ulcers can be caused by a variety of events, such as trauma, exposure to extreme temperatures or corrosive material, or problems with blood circulation. 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.