What is leg?

What Does leg Mean

"Perna." This is the Latin word, which means "edible animal thigh", from which the current Castilian term leg is derived.
The extremities found in the lower region of the human being are called legs . The term is also used more specifically to name the area of ​​these limbs that is located between the ankle and the knee .

In this sense, at the anatomical level it can be said that the leg is articulated with the foot through the ankle and with the thigh by action of the knee. Of course, if we consider the concept in its colloquial sense, we will understand by leg the entire lower limb, from the hip to the sole of the foot.

For example: "Yesterday I walked so many blocks that now my legs hurt" , "I came back from the football game with a strong blow to my leg that prevents me from walking normally" , "My grandmother broke her leg when she fell while crossing the street ” .
Considering the leg as the aforementioned region of the lower extremities, it can be said that the fibula and the tibia are the bones that make up the leg. Among the most important muscles in the region, the extensors , the peroneals and the triceps can be named .
Legs are vital for people to be able to stand and move. When the legs suffer from a serious disorder, it is likely that the individual is unable to walk and must move around in a wheelchair .
There are various physical problems that can be suffered in this limb, the most common being the following:

-Tired legs. It is a disease that affects a large number of adults and is identified because they feel from swelling of the legs to a feeling of heaviness through muscle cramps or even tingling. It is a vascular type pathology and has among its causes both sedentary lifestyle and obesity or pregnancy.

-Restless legs. This is a nervous type syndrome that leads the person suffering from it to have an uncontrollable urge to walk and get up from the sofa or bed wherever they are. At the moment, it has not been possible to find a specific cause of this problem, however, it has been found that it is in relation to other diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's or kidney-type pathologies.
There are also different curiosities related to legs such as these:

-The woman with the longest legs in the world is the Russian Svetlana Pankratova, because she is 1.98 meters tall and her legs are 1.34 meters long.

-There are numerous celebrities who have not hesitated to secure their legs. This would be the case, for example, of the singer Taylor Swift. This has them insured in neither more nor less than 40 million dollars.
In Argentina , on the other hand, the figure that is armed in poker when three cards of the same value are arranged are known as a leg .

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