Leg pain Q & A
At Racz Pain Centers, we see most leg pains from wear and tear and injuries in our joints, bones, muscles and other soft tissues. The pain in our legs can be constant or intermittent and some patients describe the pain as stabbing, sharp, dull, aching or tingling. Leg pain be a sign of a potential circulatory disorder but often is musculoskeletal in nature. Leg pains often occur because of a injury or damage to the bones, ligaments in the leg or tendons. As we grow older, we also have degeneration and inflammation of the leg due to osteoarthritis where the cartilage between the joining of the hips and knees break down. Schedule an appointment today so you can get a personal consultation and accurate diagnosis with Dr. Tibor Racz at Racz Pain Centers.
What is leg pain?
Pain in our leg occurs when the nerves respond to pressure, high or low temperatures and chemicals that can be released by tissue damage. Some pain can build up over time such as repetive strain injuries ands stress fractures. Traumatic injuries can also become long-term, chronic or problematic if the rested or treated.
What causes leg pain?
Leg pain result from natural wear and tear, overuse, a traumatic injury or from degenerative disease. Leg pain can be a muscle cramp or a charley horse, a torn or overstretched muscle, an inflamed tendon or shin splints. Other common causes include peripheral artery disease, blood clot, an infection, inflammation caused by arthritis or nerve damage from diabetes, smoking or alcoholics. Leg pain may also originate from an issue in your back and cause additional pain and inflammation if not treated.
How do you treat a leg pain?
It’s important to get diagnosed correctly with the leg pain. If your pain doesn’t go away and after over the counter pain relievers with rest, than it’s time to schedule with Dr. Racz at Racz Pain Centers. Our team will be able to diagnose the cause of your pain after an exam and detailed review of your medical history. We may also schedule diagnostic tests such as an X-ray or lab work to confirm medical health and to develop a detailed treatment pain. Our treatment option for leg pain can include medication, joint injections, physical therapy and other alternatives such as human tissue allograft.
Regardless of the type or severity of your leg pain, the first step towards healing is to receive an examination. Dr. Racz and his medical team can only assess your injury but also recommend the most effective and personalized treatment plan. Schedule your appointment today.