Leg pain is common and can range from occasional mild discomfort to severe and debilitating pain. William Cole Jr., DO, Sandeep Kola, DO, and the OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine team in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, offer numerous treatments that can ease leg pain and get you back on your feet and into the swing of your normal routines. Begin the process by booking a visit online or by phone today.
Many types of leg pain stem from normal wear and tear or pushing too hard during an exercise. There are many other causes of leg discomfort, some of which are more common than others.
A few conditions that can lead to leg pain include:
These are just some of the issues that can cause or contribute to leg pain.
If you notice a significant increase in leg pain, it’s important to see a pain management specialist to determine the cause and begin a path toward relief. Left untreated, leg pain can worsen, making it hard for you to remain active.
Far too many people accept leg pain as an inevitable part of growing older. In reality, there’s no reason you can’t remain active and fit throughout your life.
Allowing leg pain to prevent you from getting enough physical activity can cause a cascade of negative health issues. Proper exercise is essential to prevent numerous chronic health issues, so don’t delay getting treatment for severe or persistent leg pain.
Some types of leg pain stem from misalignment in your spine. In those cases, osteopathic manipulative treatment can help by correcting spinal misalignment. This can reduce swelling and relieve pressure on the nerves that run through your lower back and legs.
Radiofrequency ablation can help relieve nerve pain by preventing nerve tissue from conducting pain signals between your body and brain. This safe and effective treatment uses carefully controlled electrical current to damage targeted areas of nerve tissue.
Corticosteroid injections can help if your leg pain originates from swollen or damaged joints. Nerve blocks can also help by preventing the transmission of pain signals.
Some people respond well to a course of physical therapy, which works by strengthening the muscles that support your core and legs. Physical therapy is a highly individualized approach designed to address your specific needs.
If you’d like more information about these and other treatments for leg pain, schedule a visit with OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine online or over the phone.