Leg pain

Leg pain

Pain in your leg can be caused by a number of different things. It could be from a pulled muscle, a traumatic injury or it could even be coming from your back. It may have come on suddenly or gradually, cover a large or small area, or can be experienced in different forms, such as an ache, soreness, stiffness, stabbing, burning, electrical, or tingling.

Most leg pain is from wear and tear or overuse, causing various injuries to the joints, muscles or ligaments. Sometimes, symptoms in the leg can come from problems in other areas of the body such as the back or hips. You may experience symptoms anywhere along the leg such as in the thigh, knee or ankle.

Common Symptoms

  • Pain in the thigh, knee, lower leg and/or ankle
  • Pain that increases or decreases with activity
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in the leg and/or feet
  • Trouble walking on the affected leg
  • Swelling and/or bruising
  • Limited range of motion
Common Conditions That Cause Leg Pain

Internal Scar Tissue

Internal Scar Tissue is a thick, tough, fibrous material that the body creates to quickly repair a damaged tissue such as muscles and tendons. It can build up in any area of the body where there has been internal and/or external damage. Internal Scar tissue is a very common cause of recurring or chronic pain after sport or work injuries, after surgery and it also often intermixes with Osteoarthritis.

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Pulled Muscle (Muscle Strain)

Muscle strains, pulls or tears are damage to the muscle or it’s attaching tendon. Potential causes of muscle pulls include overloading the muscle or joint, impact from contact sports, overtraining, fatigue, weakness, structural or biomechanical issues, poor muscle coordination, inadequate warm-up or previous injury. Common leg muscle strains include groin strains, hamstring strains and calf strains.

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Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

Irritation and inflammation of the iliotibial band (ITB), a thick fibrous band that run along the outer thigh to the outside of the knee. Discomfort is felt on the outside of the knee (and sometimes thigh) during physical activities such as running downhill, biking and walking up stairs.

Shin Splints

Pain in the lower leg, usually from a strained muscle and/or tendon, but can also be from a stress fracture. Typically caused by repetitive impacts from running, dancing, jumping or other impact sports. Shin splints can also develop from structural or biomechanical issues, or after starting a new activity, wearing new shoes or overtraining.

Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s knee)

Small tears in the tendon that connects your kneecap (patella) to your shin bone, causing inflammation and pain. Jumping activities can cause this condition, as well as other repetitive stress movements of the knee.

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Achilles Tendonitis

Damage to the Achilles tendon, the thick band connecting the calf muscles at the back of your lower leg to your heel bone. Usually caused by repetitive stress or extreme strain of the Achilles tendon, particularly in runners or those who play sports, active individuals who are changing or ramping up their activity or those starting a new physical exercise program. Wearing high heels or having tight calf muscles may also contribute to this condition.

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Sciatica

Irritation of the sciatic nerve, which starts in the low back, travels to the buttocks and down the back of the leg to the foot. This can be caused by a protruding disc in the lumbar spine which narrows the spinal canal where the nerves travel through, causing them to get irritated and inflamed. Sciatica can also be caused by tightness in the muscles surrounding the nerve along it’s path. Pain, numbness or tingling can be felt anywhere along the path of irritation, from the back to the toes.

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Lumbar Disc Herniation

When one of the fluid-filled sacs in the centre of the discs between the vertebrae of your lumbar spine slips out of place or becomes damaged, potentially pressing on a nerve or the spinal cord. This can cause symptoms in the buttocks, thigh, lower leg or foot, such as pain (may be dull achy or stabbing/shooting), numbness, tingling or weakness.
Cold Laser Therapy for Leg Pain
Cold Laser Therapy Leg Pain Treatment: Step 1

Cold Laser Therapy Leg Pain Treatment: Step 1

Cold Laser Therapy Leg Pain Treatment: Step 2

Cold Laser Therapy Leg Pain Treatment: Step 2

Cold Laser Therapy Leg Pain Treatment: Step 3

Cold Laser Therapy Leg Pain Treatment: Step 3

Decreases Inflammation: Speeds up the body's natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.

Removes Internal Scar Tissue: Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.

Regenerates Muscle Tissue: Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.

Activates Cartilage Production: Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).

Accelerates Bone Repair: Simulates the bone cells to replicate and produce new healthy bone tissue.

Nerve Regeneration: Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.

Stimulates Blood Flow: Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.

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