Leg Pain, Causes, Treatments

Legs do a lot! We don’t think about our legs too much, if at all, but they are essential in our daily lives. They take the brunt of the day to day, lifting us up and bringing us down and most importantly getting us all around. So when legs start to hurt it’s not something that can be easily “stepped over”.Leg pain comes in a multitude of forms: from minor aches to sharp stabbing pains, it can be consistent, intermittent, or temporary, and it can affect the whole leg or any part of it. Depending on the type of pain and the root cause, it can just simply be an annoyance or so bothersome that one isn’t able to stand or move.The causes for leg pain are as varied as the types of pain one experiences. Most leg pain is caused by regular wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissue. These types of issues can be easily treated and kept in check with the right treatments.Lower spine seems to be a prime culprit of leg pain as well. This type of pain needs to be taken very seriously as it is more difficult to diagnose, can be quite painful and is a sign of a much bigger issue. There are yet many more causes, some of which signal a significant problem, while others can be dealt with without seeing a doctor. The main thing to look out for, including long term and excessive swelling and infection, is the severity and duration of the pain, the longer and stronger the pain is, the more likely that it is a red flag for a serious issue where doctors need to be involved.Luckily for us most leg pain is not a warning of something bigger but more likely a reaction to getting hurt or, unfortunately, a sign of getting older. In these instances treatment at home is the way to go. As soon as possible following the injury or first occurrence of pain utilize the RICE first aid therapeutic treatment:Rest – Decrease stress on the affected leg by letting it rest to prevent further injury, however be sure to still move about carefully. Complete inactivity will cause deterioration in muscles strength and further swelling.Ice – Apply cold to the injured area, it will help reduce swelling and inflammation by limiting influx of fluid to the area, as well as help muscle spasms and will numb the area to reduce the painCompression Putting pressure on the damaged tissue will help prevent swelling and protect joints and muscles.Elevation – elevate your leg as much as possible to decrease the flow of fluid to the hurt area, helping alleviate the internal pressure which will result in decreased swelling and decreased pain.After the initial period of RICE treatment, best course of action to heal the injury is to apply heat, typically this can start about 72hrs after the incident that caused the damage/pain. One of the best tools for this is Solio Therapy Relief, a heat energy pain relieving device. Solio Therapy technology combines three heat energies, RF EnergyLLLT Energy, and IR Heat Energy, that release powerful heat waves, each targeting pain at varying depths within the body to reduce inflammation and reduce muscle and joint aches, stiffness and pain. Moreover this technology accelerates tissue regeneration to help heal and restore normal function faster.Heat packs and other heat emitting products can not be as effective Solio Therapy Relief because they do not reach deep enough to provide real and lasting results in reducing pain and helping to accelerate the healing process.
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