Foot conditions such as over pronation or high arched feet can trigger leg pain such as shin splints whilst abnormalities in foot structure such as flat feet can trigger tendonitis. By wearing orthotics, many people are able to correct foot imbalances and continue to exercise as normal.
Other causes of leg pain can relate to the fact that the veins in the leg return blood back to the heart.
When vein problems occur, they can cause leg swelling and pain or tenderness. Venous insufficiency is a problem that leads to varicose veins, often experienced by people on their feet for long periods of time.
If your leg pain is severe, sudden or accompanied by swelling, it should always be assessed by a doctor as soon as possible.