While leg pain is a common occurrence after an injury, pain also can occur because of medical conditions or nontraumatic reasons.
According to our pain management specialists at Tri-State Pain Institute, pain in the legs often is due to injury or inflammation of the structures that are found in the leg. These include bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and skin. Inflammation of tissues also can be the cause of pain.
In addition, pain can radiate from other parts of the body and be felt in the leg. In particular, back ailments can cause pain and numbness of the leg.
Keep in mind that leg pain may be experienced in a range of degrees, including sharp, dull, heavy, aching or burning. Your leg pain may be constant or intermittent or made better or worse with activity or rest. The Pain Institute’s pain experts can help determine the type and origin of your leg pain.
The treatment of leg pain depends upon the diagnosis. At Tri-State Pain Institute, once the reason for your leg pain is established treatment is focused on both pain management and controlling the underlying problem to prevent or lessen future occurrences.