Leg pain is one of the most common problem areas in the body. Since the legs are used so often, problems naturally arise. Leg pain may sound like a simple diagnosis, but pinpointing the leg pain can be extremely hard because there are numerous events that could have caused the problem.
Muscle strain from over using the leg
Dehydration, not enough potassium
Low amounts of sodium, calcium, or magnesium
The use of statins for cholesterol control
Diuretics causing fluid and mineral loss
Blood Clots/Thrombosis from being bedridden
Atherosclerosis (plaque build-up)
Swelling of joints
Nerve Damage, Fibromyalgia
Sciatic Nerve Damage
Benign Tumors or Cysts
Claudication, blood flow restriction to calf
Benign Tumors or Cysts
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Like many injuries, you might begin to feel a consistent dull ache in your leg. This could eventually lead to the inability to keep your foot warm. Leg cramping, or “charley horse” spasms which cause your muscles to have spasms might frequently occur. You may feel like you can’t keep your balance, joints could swell, or constant shooting pains from sciatic involvement can prevent you from walking or sitting for periods of time because of the pain. Other illnesses such as Lupus, Lyme Disease, or bacterial infections can also be the root of the problem.
Leg cramps and spasms
Muscle aches and myalgia
Numbness and tingling in feet
Deep throbbing pain
Numbness and tingling in feet or legs
Difficulty moving or lifting the arms, or moving legs without pain
Over-the-counter medication may help with any inflammation or minor pain. Increasing circulation oftentimes has been known to help relieve multiple leg pain issues. Call US+D and ask for an appointment to talk about mineral therapy/diet therapy to increase circulation using Newlife WaveTherapy™. Sciatic pain can be dealt with using combinations of decompression and WaveTherapy™. Your leg pain can be treated by asking about laser therapy. This will help reduce muscle inflammation which could have come from numerous sources. Positive results in atherosclerosis treatment using NO therapy recorded in the Journal of Cardiovascular Diabetology is also combined with Class 4 Laser WaveTherapy™ to increase circulation in the legs, which will help reduce some types of leg pain. WaveTherapy™ is also effective with joint pain, another significant cause of leg pain.
Leg pain is a common complaint that may arise from many causes, including muscular pain, joint pain, and nerve pain. If you are seeking leg or back pain relief near The Woodlands, the first step is to determine the cause of your pain, then develop a targeted treatment plan appropriate to the reason for your discomfort. Depending on your diagnosis, some of the most effective leg pain treatment options include medication to relieve pain and inflammation while the body heals, physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility to provide better stability and prevent injuries, and laser therapy treatment to enhance circulation in the legs and relieve certain types of leg pain caused by poor blood flow. Other treatment solutions include making lifestyle and dietary changes, as well as arthritis treatment to relieve leg pain caused by progressive deterioration of the joints.
The Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers is dedicated to providing effective healthcare services for leg, foot, back, and neck pain relief in The Woodlands. Our chiropractors and physical therapists offer a variety of solutions, including sports medicine, leg pain treatment, and arthritis treatment.
Monday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm