Physical Therapy for Leg Pain or Leg Injury

Leg pain can be extremely frustrating, especially if you are an athlete or active individual who is proactively trying to improve and in overall good shape. If leg pain has persisted for more than a few days it may be time to see your healthcare provider and consult with a physical therapist to make sure there isn’t something more serious going on.

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What cause in Leg Pain? 

Leg pain is a common problem, and can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating. In severe forms, it can affect your ability to walk or stand.There are many possible causes of leg pain, from muscle injuries to problems with blood vessels. In some cases, leg pain can be caused by nerve problems in your spine.Some conditions that cause leg pain may get better on their own or with lifestyle modifications. But it’s important to recognize conditions that need medical attention, including sudden injuries that require emergency treatment.(source is Mayocilnic).finally,there are tree of the most important reasons for Leg pain that include:

1.Neurological pain 

2.Musculoskeletal pain 

3.Vascular pain

Types of Leg Pain

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..Despite there are many types of  Leg Pain but most serious of them may include:

1.  Leg cramps, or Charley horses 

2. PAD. Painful cramping in one or both of your hips, thighs or calf muscles after certain activities. 

3. DVT. DVT refers to a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg. 

4.Shin splints 

5. Fractures and stress fractures 

6. Popliteus tendinitis 

7. Hamstring strain 

8. Compartment syndrome 

9.Sciatic nerve pain 


Leg pain may be constant or sporadic, and it can develop suddenly or gradually. It may occur only with certain activities, or while your legs are at rest.

Pain can affect the entire leg or just one part of it. Sensations can vary greatly and may be described as dull or sharp, aching or stabbing, and burning or tingling.(Source MayoClinc).


Symptoms that occur with Leg Pain 

Depending on the underlying condition, leg pain may be accompanied by other symptoms, including the following:

1.Cramping or seizing of muscles. 



4.Redness or bruising. 


6.Muscle weakness or knees buckling. 

7.Difficulty walking. 


Preventing Leg Pain 

You should always take time to stretch your muscles before and after exercising to prevent leg pain due to physical activity tendons.You can help prevent medical conditions that may cause nerve damage in the legs by doing the following: 

1. Exercise for 30 minutes per day, five days per week. 

2.Maintain a healthy weight. 

3.Avoid smoking. 

4.Monitor your cholesterol and blood pressure and take steps to keep them under control. 

4.Limit your alcohol consumption.  


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