Calf and Thigh Pain

Why do I get leg pain and what are the causes?

A strain is caused when a muscle is stretched or torn and a sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or twisted.

Who suffers from leg pain?

Calf and thigh pain can be a symptom of many different conditions and can affect people of all ages.

What are the common symptoms of leg pain?

You may experience pain and inflammation of the affected area, possibly with loss of movement.

Should I be concerned about my leg pain?

Calf and thigh injuries often happen as a result of sports or other physical activities.

What not to do when you have leg pain

It’s important to listen to your body and not ignore the symptoms. You may need to talk to your GP if the pain is persistent.

What can I do about leg pain?

To get short-term relief try the RICE approach (Rest, Ice, Comfortable Support, Elevation).1 That involves resting the joint to prevent further injury, applying an ice pack for 15 minutes then for comfortable support use a support bandage to hold it in place, which goes up as far as the next joint on each side. Finally, elevate the injury and support it with something soft, like a cushion.

For leg pain relief try Solpadeine Plus or Solpadeine Max.

Ask your pharmacist for more advice.



  • Clinically proven to work when regular pain relief is not enough1
  • The soluble tablets get to work 2x faster than Paracetamol tablets*
  • Available in tablets, soluble tablets and capsules

1Only applicable to Solpadeine Plus and Solpadeine Max
*Based on absorption data

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