Pain in the leg can be the result of many different conditions. We will cover just a few here to give you can idea of what could be the cause.
Local Leg Pain
This can include any type contusion or bruise from direct force. For example getting hit with something or running into a hard surface. Many contusions are the result of blunt force trauma associated with sports or a fall. Typically these heal on their own and don’t need much attention.
The more severe injuries result in an excessive formation of adhesions that end up restricted motion of that part of the body and need to be treated in order to get back to full capacity. The best thing to do is to get checked out and see if you need treatment, as it won’t always be obvious to you.
Radiating / Burning Leg Pain
This type of leg pain is typically the body’s natural pain response when a joint is inflamed. For instance the hip joint refers or radiates pain into the groin and thigh.
Knee pain can remain local in nature or refer the pain to the leg into the shin or calf. The ankle joint can radiate or refer the pain into the foot or up the shin depending on the nature of the injury.
Pins and needles / Numbness
This type of leg pain is always a result of a neurological problem. Do not let this go.
If your foot, leg, or thigh are falling asleep or tingling on a consistent basis you are losing the signal normally carried from the spinal cord down through your lower extremity. This means that if this continues, sooner or later you will end up with nerve damage and will never regain the feeling or function of that nerve.
Get it checked out and get it fixed.
Since we can’t cover everything here, the best thing for you to do when you are in any type of pain is consult your local Soft Tissue minded Elma Chiropractor to get an accurate and proper diagnosis.
To schedule an appointment with Prime Spine, call us today at (716) 677-5525.