Leg Pain

Overview 

Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation.

Causes

  • When a muscle, tendon, or ligament is strained, the pain will be musculoskeletal. Examples are crepitus, recognized by a popping or cracking sound in the knee, night cramps, and stress fractures are considered as musculoskeletal problems. 

  • When the pain is accompanied by discoloration of the skin, it may caused by deep vein thrombosis (DVT), infections, cellulitis and varicose eczema. 

  • When the pain is present even when resting, it could be restless legs syndrome, nerve damage, or sciatic nerve pain which considered as neurological pain. 

Treatment & Prevention

  • Rest your leg as much as possible, and elevate your leg with pillows

  • Do some simple stretching or exercises to reduce the stiffness 

  • Apply ice pack to reduce the inflammation 

  • Gonstead chiropractic treatment & deep tissue massage (physiotherapy) 

When to see a chiropractor

  • When the swelling extended to both legs

  • When it is getting severe and causing discomfort 

  • When the injuries or pain stays for quite some time without relief or it is getting worse 

  • When the pain start to affects your daily activities such as walking, sleeping or working 

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