There are many potential causes of leg pain, and treatment for leg pain depends on the underlying cause. It may be treated at home, but many times people will seek treatment from a chiropractor if their pain is sudden, persistent, or severe. At Secrest Family Chiropractic in Scottsdale, AZ, we have been relieving our patients' leg pain through chiropractic adjustments for many years.
Causes & Symptoms
Leg pain can fall into categories such as musculoskeletal, vascular, or neurological. Musculoskeletal pain can be caused by a fall or if a tendon, ligament, or muscle is strained. Arthritis is another common cause of leg pain. Causes of vascular pain include infections, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis, and varicose eczema. Neurological pain includes conditions such as restless leg syndrome, which causes the legs to twitch uncontrollably. It can also be associated with nerve damage or neuropathy.
Depending on the cause of your leg pain, pain may come on suddenly or build up over time. Depending on the cause of your leg pain, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Tingling sensation
Determining the Root Cause of Your Leg Pain
Diagnosing leg pain is important before treatment of any type can begin. Our chiropractor will perform a physical exam to check for pain and swelling. A review of your medical history will also be helpful since this will give our chiropractor information on injuries, current medical conditions, past surgeries, and other factors that may be contributing to your leg pain. Sometimes further testing, such as MRIs or CT scans, will be used to further clarify your condition by uncovering herniated discs, bone fractures, or tumors.
Chiropractic Care for Leg Pain
After the root cause of your leg pain has been determined, we will create a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. Chiropractic treatment for leg pain involves several techniques. Our chiropractor will work with you to correct the cause instead of masking the problem such as with pain meds. Chiropractors will use spinal adjustments to align your spine, which results in pressure being taken off of the nerves. This allows the nervous system to function properly, thus alleviating your leg pain. We may also instruct you in corrective exercises to enhance the benefits of chiropractic care and prevent your leg pain from returning in the future. Adjustments performed will vary depending on the cause and severity of your leg pain.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Scottsdale, AZ for Leg Pain Treatment
For more information on leg pain treatment or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Secrest, DC, call Secrest Family Chiropractic today at (480) 994-4411.