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Leg Pain

Does this describe you?

  • You are struggling with Leg Pain and are not sure what to do or who to ask.
  • You are frustrated that your Leg Pain is stopping you from doing the things you love.
  • You are having difficulty sleeping because of your Leg Pain and this is affecting your energy and wellbeing during the day.
  • You are taking painkillers or other medication for your Leg Pain and would like to stop.
  • You are starting to worry that this isn't ever going to get better as episodes of your Leg Pain are getting more frequent and taking longer to go.
  • Leg Pain causes lack of concentration, poor sleep, bad temper and generally makes life exceedingly difficult.

  • Leg Pain can be caused by a problem in the leg such as cramping muscles. Or it can be the result of nerve irritation. Nerve irritation, sciatica, usually comes from a problem in your low back. It could be because of a disc bulge, joint inflammation in the spine, or sacroiliac joint sprain in the back of your pelvis.
  • Here at Afon House our highly experienced team are dedicated to serving the local community in Salisbury and surrounding areas helping Leg Pain sufferers just like you get back to doing the things they love.

If you would like to know more 

Use the blue box on this page to Get your Copy of the Afon House Leg Pain Information Pack This is our approach to Leg Pain. The pack includes 5 Simple Ways to Relieve Leg Pain at Home.

Or go to our online booking page to book in for a FREE TELEPHONE CHAT with one of our Registered Chiropractors to discuss your problem.

 

First Aid for Leg Pain

Gentle stretching of the leg will help if the problem is mainly muscular, provided there is no tear in the muscle. If the muscle is torn there will be bruising. If you suspect a torn muscle, rest, use a cold pack, apply gentle compression, and elevate the leg to reduce swelling.

Use a Cold Pack

To cool it down use a cold pack. Wrap a cold pack (a bag of frozen peas works well) in a couple of tea towels and place it over the area of pain for 20 minutes only. Put it back in the freezer for at least an hour to allow your skin to recover, then repeat. If the cold pack is too cold for comfort, put another tea towel around it. This will help. Don’t use heat. If you are taking medication for the pain, it will be an anti-inflammatory drug – to cool things down. If you use the medication with heat, you will be cancelling one out with the other! Use a cold pack to enhance the effect of the medication.

Nerve Pain

If the leg pain is nerve pain coming from your low back (Sciatica) – then treating your leg is ineffective. The aim is to take the pressure off the nerve in your low back to stop it firing and sending excruciating pain into your leg. Use a cold pack but put it on your low back. Wrap a cold pack (a bag of frozen peas works well) in a couple of tea towels and place it in the small of your back for 20 minutes only. Put it back in the freezer for at least an hour to allow your skin to recover, then repeat. If the cold pack is too cold for comfort, put another tea towel around it. This will help. Don’t use heat. If you are taking medication for the pain, it will be an anti-inflammatory drug – to cool things down. If you use the medication with heat, you will be cancelling one out with the other! Use a cold pack to enhance the effect of the medication. If your leg pain reduces with use of the cold pack on your back, you will know that your low back is the source of your leg pain.

How Nerve Pain Works 

You have managed to irritate your low back and the little joints between the bones in your spine swell up. The swelling presses onto a nerve where the nerve leaves your spine. The pinched nerve is now firing. And the nerve goes down your leg. So, this is where you feel the pain. To stop the pain, you have to reduce the swelling in your low back which is causing the nerve to fire. It’s a bit like a doorbell. Don’t try to muffle the bell (your leg). Get the finger off the button by the front door (the swelling in your low back) and stop the bell ringing. By using a cold pack to take the swelling out of the offending joint in your low back. This will work even if you don’t have pain in your low back but have nerve pain in your leg.

Still getting pain?

If you have tried resting it but the pain comes back again as soon as you push it, come in and see us.

Leg Pain Information Pack

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