Causes of and Natural Remedies for Leg Pain

Causes of and Natural Remedies for Leg Pain

Leg Pain in Huntersville NC

Natural Remedies for Leg Pain

Struggling with leg pain? Looking for natural remedies that will reduce pain without unwanted side effects?

Most leg pain is caused by wear and tear, overuse, or injuries to joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or other soft tissues. Many types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine, and some other types of leg pain are caused by blood clots, varicose veins, or poor circulation.

When determining a course of action for relief, you need a doctor to help you identify the cause of the pain. Once you’ve identified the root problem, you can then pursue natural remedies that will reduce or even completely eliminate the pain.

Leg Pain from Wear and Tear

If you have stretched, torn, overused, or otherwise damaged your legs, you will probably experience soreness, inflammation, and cramping of various intensities. In the incidence of pain related to wear and tear, you will want to:

  • Ice the area in the early stages of recovery in order to reduce inflammation
  • Use heat (hot baths, use of a heating pad) to increase blood flow to the area (which speeds up healing)
  • Get a massage, which also will increase blood flow to the area
  • Make sure misalignment, poor posture, or improper shoes is not contributing to or exacerbating the problem
  • Get regular acupuncture treatments to stimulate healing and pain relief
  • Consume foods (tart cherries, fresh ginger, turmeric) that reduce inflammation

Leg Pain from Problems in Your Lower Spine

Posture and spine misalignment affects much more than your back. It also can cause pain to radiate down your buttocks and legs and can result in overcompensation by muscles that are trying to force your body back into alignment. A chiropractor can help you identify lifestyle, exercise, stretching, and ergonomic changes you can make that will help you prevent problems caused by misalignment. Chiropractic adjustments will help your spine become realigned and stay aligned.

Pain Associated with Circulation Issues

If you are experiencing hot spots on the backs of your calves or have varicose veins, you have probably also experienced an aching pain in your legs. Blood clots, varicose veins, and poor circulation problems can be serious. You may have diabetes and have a life-threatening blood clot that needs to be dissolved before it dislodges and causes problems near your heart, lungs, or brain.

Be sure to get a diagnosis and treatment to address problems of this nature. You may need to make lifestyle, diet, and exercise changes, or you may even need treatment to prevent serious medical problems.

Need a Natural Doctor in Huntersville North Carolina?

Chiropractor Huntersville NC Geoffrey DoyleIf you’ve got leg pain and aren’t sure why to make an appointment with Dr. Doyle. He’ll help you determine what is causing your pain and what can be done to treat it naturally. Dr. Doyle will work together with your primary doctor’s assessment to ensure you get the holistic treatment you need for optimal health.

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

10:00am - 2:00pm

Doyle Chiropractic & Acupuncture
9630 Sherrill Estates Road Suite B
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 947-7272

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