Physical Therapy for Leg Pain
Our professional physiotherapists will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that helps relieve your symptoms and regain function so that you can continue with minimal limitations and return to an active high quality of life.
Physical therapy can help you to recover from leg pain
Leg pain can be extremely frustrating, especially if you are an athlete or active individual who is proactively trying to improve and in overall good shape. If leg pain has persisted for more than a few days it may be time to see your healthcare provider and consult with a physical therapist to make sure there isn’t something more serious going on. Take the first step, and be proactive about treating your leg pain condition as well as preventing issues in the future.
Our professional physiotherapists will help you determine the root of the problem through assessment, treatment, and education and they will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that helps relieve your symptoms and regain function so that you can continue with minimal limitations and return to an active high quality of life.
Types of Leg Pain
We treat many different types of injuries and causes for leg pain, including:
Tendinopathies of the leg muscles
Peripheral arterial disease (disease of the blood vessels)
Groin, Inner Thigh, and Hip Adductor injury
Groin and inner thigh injuries are a common occurrence in sports that require cutting movements. Examples would be ice hockey, soccer, football, rugby, due to the stress placed on the adductor.
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
How Physical Therapy Helps Leg Pain
Physical therapists can help in several ways. We assess your current level of function and then develop an individualized treatment that will include specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around the area, stretching or range of motion limitations, modalities for pain relief, education about proper mechanics throughout daily activities, and much more. We educate you on implementing at home all the strategies that we develop together in therapy to be able to stay out of pain and prevent future re-injury.
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Leg Pain FAQ
Lower leg pain is caused by a number of medical conditions including joint pain from arthritis or injury, nerve damage or dysfunction – which can be extremely painful – as well as circulation problems. These conditions may also cause numbness, tingling sensations, and cramping in the legs. For some people, leg pain can be a symptom of anxiety or depression. In many cases, leg pain occurs due to overuse and/or improper use of the lower limbs – meaning the body is being used in an incorrect way which can irritate your muscles and cause inflammation.
Some of our most common conditions for leg pain include iliotibial band syndrome, runner’s knee, shin splints, and stress fractures. Tennis elbow, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome, can also present with pain in the lower extremities as will arthritis, bursitis, and even gout. Severe injuries such as fractures however can cause severe chronic pain that often lasts a lifetime.
If your leg pain is chronic in nature, the healing process can be prolonged and sometimes difficult. Leg pain from a traumatic injury or acute arthritis on the other hand often presents with an almost immediate sense of relief when treated correctly. In all cases, however, assessing your level of function and then creating a detailed treatment plan tailored to you will be essential in seeing positive results as quickly as possible.
Start Treating Your Leg Pain at Impact Care Therapy
If you have an acute injury of the leg, it is important to take the steps necessary to get you back to full functionality and back to your daily routine.
When you first come into our clinic we will do a thorough assessment of your current level of function and then create a plan together that includes education about proper self-care at home and active rehabilitative exercises.
We can provide expert guidance on all aspects of physiotherapy services including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, therapeutic exercise prescription, and progress monitoring.