Heavy legs is a condition described as an unpleasant sensation of pain and heaviness in the lower limbs. Symptoms include legs feeling weighted, stiff, and tired.

Many medical practitioners believe it is a sign of hypochondriasis.[1]

Heavy legs can be caused by a wide-ranging collection of disorders including but not restricted to varicose veins, peripheral artery disease, restless legs syndrome, multiple sclerosis, venous insufficiency.[2][3]


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  2. ^ Novella, Steven (17 December 2008). "The Syndrome Syndrome". Science Based Medicine. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Heavy legs & MS: Everything you need to know". Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 20 July 2020.||