Between everyday stress, injuries, and degenerative disease, leg pain affects people of all ages. If you struggle with sudden or ongoing leg pain, the experts at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center can help. They provide a customized treatment that eases your pain and lets you get back to your favorite activities. You can schedule physical therapy without a doctor’s referral. Call the office in Greenbelt, Olney, Bowie, Riverdale, Glen Burnie, Laurel, or Silver Spring, Maryland, or use the online booking feature today. Same-day and next-day appointments are available.
Leg pain arises from many different health conditions, including:
The most common causes of leg pain involve your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. A few examples include:
Problems in your feet and hips can also lead to leg pain.
Inflamed and damaged nerves, a condition called peripheral neuropathy, often cause leg pain. You can also have leg pain when you have pinched nerves in your lower spine, causing sciatica.
Though physical therapists don’t treat vascular conditions, it’s important to know that leg pain is a symptom of peripheral artery disease, venous insufficiency, and deep vein thrombosis.
The conditions responsible for leg pain usually cause additional symptoms. You may experience:
You should schedule an appointment for an evaluation if your symptoms don’t improve after a few days, you have significant swelling or pain, or your symptoms get progressively worse.
You can begin to ease the pain at home by staying off the leg and elevating it whenever possible. During your appointment at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, your therapist first completes a comprehensive exam.
Your therapist lets you know if they detect any problems that need the attention of an orthopedic surgeon or vascular specialist. Otherwise, physical therapy is the best treatment for easing leg pain.
Your initial care may focus on gentle or passive therapies to reduce inflammation, accelerate healing, and ease your pain. As your swelling and pain improve, your physical therapy progresses to include modalities that focus on strengthening muscles and restoring movement.
Your tailored treatment may include:
Your treatment includes rehabilitating a leg injury by introducing functional or sport-specific exercises and activities. Your therapist also gives you an at-home exercise plan.
You can get expert relief from leg pain at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking feature today.