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Pain or discomfort that occurs in any part of the leg is called leg pain. This pain can be dull, tingling, numbing, sharp, radiating, burning, or aching. Mostly, leg pain occurs due to wear and tear of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues, or injuries in the joints and bones. This can be acute or chronic and the severity of pain may range from mild to severe. The treatment plan depends on the cause of the leg pain.
Leg pain occurs due to musculoskeletal, neurological, or vascular disorders. Some of the common causes are:
Mild or moderate leg pain can be treated at home through natural remedies. An individual should consult a doctor if he/she is experiencing any of the following signs:
If an individual experiences any of the following signs associated with leg pain, immediate medical consultation, or intervention is required.
Depending on the underlying cause of the leg pain, various specialists can treat leg pain. If the cause is musculoskeletal then Orthopedist can treat, or leg pain is due to neurological conditions then Neurologists can treat, or Cardiologists can treat if the pain is due to any of the vascular disorders.
Usually, home treatment can be helpful if the leg pain occurs due to cramps or minor injury. Following are a few of the steps to be taken:
Leg pain occurs due to various different causes, and the signs often overlap. If they continue, worsen, then the individual should visit a doctor.
Few of the measures that help to prevent leg pain are: