Leg Pain Treatment from our Aurora, Lakewood, and Westminster Chiropractors
Leg pain can make just getting around a chore that you'll do just about anything to avoid. Joint, soft tissue, or referred neurological pain can impair your ability to walk, run, do your job, drive a car, or even sit comfortably in a chair. Fortunately, many of the common causes of leg pain can be addressed through conservative care instead of surgery. Any Westminster, Lakewood, and Aurora chiropractor at Metro Denver Accident & Injury Centers can treat the underlying cause of your leg symptoms so you can resume your normal life.
Potential Causes of Leg Pain
Leg pain can take a variety of forms. You may experience an acute, stabbing pain, or your pain may come and go as you move the leg, place weight on the leg, or adopt specific positions that involve damaged or ailing tissues. The type of pain you're experiencing may depend on the underlying cause. Common causes of leg pain include:
- Fractures - A fracture can cause agonizing pain from the bone ends grinding together, making any use of the leg impossible.
- Muscle strain and ligament sprains - Leg muscles can suffer from either acute strain (as in a sudden sports injury), stretching or tearing of a ligament, or repetitive motion strain that gradually causes more and more damage to muscle fibers.
- Tendinitis - Overuse of specific tendons can cause chronic inflammation and irritation, a condition known as tendinitis.
- Nerve impingement - Pinched sciatic nerve tissue can send shooting pains down the leg while also causing numbness, tingling or other symptoms. The compression may occur at the sciatic nerve roots in the spine (sciatica) or from swelling or spasms in the piriformis muscle in the buttock (piriformis syndrome).
- Referred joint pain - A hip or knee problem can refer pain to the leg.
Chiropractic Care and Other non-Invasive Methods
Our clinic can discover the root of your leg pain and then create an individualized, non-invasive treatment plan to help you overcome it. Chiropractic care can straighten your musculoskeletal alignment, correcting a potential cause of chronic strain and tendinitis. These adjustments can also relieve sciatica and referred extremity-joint pain. Massage therapy, stretches, interferential therapy, and other forms of soft tissue treatment can soothe tissue pain, ease muscle spasms, and help leg injuries heal more quickly and completely.
Schedule a Visit to Your Westminster, Lakewood and Aurora Chiropractor
If you've had enough of leg pain limiting your life, leg it over to Metro Denver Accident & Injury Centers. Call any of our locations to talk to a Westminster, Lakewood, or Aurora chiropractor at our clinic!