Leg Pain Specialist

Leg Pain Q & A

What Is the Cause of Chronic Leg Pain?

Many factors contribute to leg pain including issues affecting muscles, bones, tendons, and joints. If you’re experiencing persistent leg pain that doesn’t stem from strenuous exercise or serious injury, the pain could be caused by a venous condition. 

Venous-related leg pain could stem from: 

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Blood clots
  • Varicose veins
  • Claudication

What Are Some Risk Factors for Leg Pain?

Some of the causes of leg pain are out of your control while others may originate for activities that promote the development of venous leg pain.

Factors out of your control include:

  • Heredity
  • Age – Those over 50
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy

Other risk factors you can influence include:

  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise/movement
  • Smoking
  • Varicose veins

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) consists of involuntary spasms of leg muscles due to a nervous system disorder. As RLS progresses, it can interfere with everyday activities such as sitting, driving, and even sleeping.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seven to 10 percent of the population experiences RLS. A prominent symptom of RLS is itchiness or pain similar to a pin prick in the legs with the only relief coming from excessive movement. Restless leg syndrome can affect all people, men, women, and children alike. 

Working with a medical professional, many people find a change of diet and other lifestyle modifications make a difference in minimizing the effects of RLS. Keep in mind, getting treatment for underlying health issues, such as diabetes, varicose veins, anemia, and kidney disease, has also been shown to relieve RLS.  

Treatment options for RLS include hot/cold therapy, massages, stretching, and physical therapy. Some medications that increase dopamine, have provided RLS sufferers with a reduction in pain and less movement during sleep. This happens because dopamine, a neurotransmitter, helps to re-work the way the brain and nervous system communicate with each other.

Leg Pain Q & A

What Is the Cause of Chronic Leg Pain?

Many factors contribute to leg pain including issues affecting muscles, bones, tendons, and joints. If you’re experiencing persistent leg pain that doesn’t stem from strenuous exercise or serious injury, the pain could be caused by a venous condition. 

Venous-related leg pain could stem from: 

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Blood clots
  • Varicose veins
  • Claudication

What Are Some Risk Factors for Leg Pain?

Some of the causes of leg pain are out of your control while others may originate for activities that promote the development of venous leg pain.

Factors out of your control include:

  • Heredity
  • Age – Those over 50
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy

Other risk factors you can influence include:

  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise/movement
  • Smoking
  • Varicose veins

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) consists of involuntary spasms of leg muscles due to a nervous system disorder. As RLS progresses, it can interfere with everyday activities such as sitting, driving, and even sleeping.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seven to 10 percent of the population experiences RLS. A prominent symptom of RLS is itchiness or pain similar to a pin prick in the legs with the only relief coming from excessive movement. Restless leg syndrome can affect all people, men, women, and children alike. 

Working with a medical professional, many people find a change of diet and other lifestyle modifications make a difference in minimizing the effects of RLS. Keep in mind, getting treatment for underlying health issues, such as diabetes, varicose veins, anemia, and kidney disease, has also been shown to relieve RLS.  

Treatment options for RLS include hot/cold therapy, massages, stretching, and physical therapy. Some medications that increase dopamine, have provided RLS sufferers with a reduction in pain and less movement during sleep. This happens because dopamine, a neurotransmitter, helps to re-work the way the brain and nervous system communicate with each other.

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