Leg pain could come from the muscles and connective tissues, bones and joints, or the blood vessels and nerves within the limb. Expert diagnosis of leg pain is vital, and Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, in Grand Island, Nebraska, has the expertise and experience to diagnose the cause of your leg pain. If you need help with painful legs, call the team at Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC. You can call the office to schedule a consultation, or you can request one online.
Leg pain is a broad term for a number of different conditions that can affect you from your groin area to your feet. Your leg has two joints, the knee and ankle, which can cause leg pain, and pain can radiate down from your hips, pelvis, and lower back as well.
Leg pain can come in many forms, from throbbing or aching to sharp and shooting. Leg pain that’s due to problems with the nerves can have additional symptoms like numbness, tingling, prickling, or burning. You may experience problems bearing weight or with your range of movement at the same time as having leg pain.
Leg pain is often due to musculoskeletal problems like:
Pain that goes down only one leg is likely to be due to conditions like sciatica or piriformis syndrome.
Other potential causes of leg pain include dehydration, side effects of medications, and nutritional deficiencies.
Leg pain can sometimes be due to circulatory problems like varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis, so it’s essential to find out why you have leg pain.
Treatment for leg pain is dependent on the cause, so finding out what’s giving you pain in your leg is an essential first step. Your chiropractor at Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, evaluates your neurological, soft tissue, vascular, and musculoskeletal systems to find the cause of your leg pain.
Relieving the pain in your leg could involve taking over-the-counter pain-relieving medication, rest, ice or heat treatments, stretching, and physical therapy. If your leg pain is due to a mild muscle strain, then this approach should relieve the pain and get you functioning within a week or so.
If you have any misalignment in the spine, it can put pressure on the nerves running through the spinal canal and branching out across your body. A herniated disc is a good example of a spinal problem where the protruding part of the intervertebral disc is putting pressure on a nerve.
Sciatica, for instance, is often caused by a herniated disc putting pressure on the sciatic nerve, sending shooting pains down one leg. Your Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, chiropractor can adjust your spine or use traction to restore any subluxations to their proper position. Once the pressure comes off the nerve, it should relieve the leg pain.
Other potential therapies for leg pain include electrical muscle stimulation, cold beam laser, and therapeutic ultrasound.
Call Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, today to find out more or request an appointment online.