Types of leg pain greatly vary. It may originate from neural issues and feel like a numbness, tingling, burning, or weak sensation. Or it may be caused by structural damage, ranging from a dull ache to an intense stabbing pain.
What is causing your leg pain?
Because leg pain is such a broad symptom, there are many different causes of it. As aforementioned, the compression of a nerve, such as the sciatic nerve in the low back or buttocks, may cause pain to radiate down one or both legs. Other causes of leg pain include overuse (have you been walking or running more than normal?), wear and tear over time (as we age, our joints become worn down), or damage caused by injury to specific structures in the leg. Injuries may include meniscus damage, bursitis, muscles strains, ligament sprains, or fractures.
Other problems that could potentially be causing your leg pain involve blood clots or poor circulation. Certain parts of your leg may be deprived of oxygen, causing pain and other symptoms.
How can you relieve your leg pain?
The best thing you can do is get a proper diagnosis. Visit your family doctor to determine the cause. Depending on the cause, your doctor may recommend physiotherapy or massage therapy as part of your treatment plan.
Massage therapy can encourage your body’s natural healing abilities. It promotes blood flow and decreases tension in affected or surrounding muscles and tendons. At Athlete’s Choice Massage, our experienced massage therapist aim to to get to the root of your problem and to get you back to feeling your best, minus the pain. Click the BOOK NOW button below to book your next appointment.