Lower Limb PainChartered Physiotherapy in Blackpool, St. Annes, Lytham, Poulton, Cleveleys and Fleetwood
When you experience aches and pains in your lower limbs, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis so any treatment can be targeted at the cause. Carrying the weight of your body, leg pain and injuries are incredibly common. They can arise from playing sports, from your work, or from simple everyday mobility, and can be attributed to damage to your local muscle, tendons or leg joints. In some cases, leg pain can be the result of referred lower back pain (such as sciatica).
Leg pain can come and go, appear gradually or suddenly, and affect a single localised area (such as your knee or shin) or your entire limb. The pain can vary in intensity and type, including stabbing, dull, sharp, aching or tingling sensations. For most people who have strained or sprained their leg, the pain can be annoying but usually passes quickly. For others, lower limb pain can affect their ability to get around or even bear weight on their leg.
What causes lower limb pain?
A huge number of known reasons for aches and pains in the leg exist, including:
- Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinitis
- Compartment Syndrome
- Groin Strain
- Hamstring Strain
- Bursitis Knee
- Patella Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Shin Splints
- Slipped Femoral Capital Epiphysis.
How do you treat lower limb injuries?
Lower limb disorders usually respond well to physiotherapy, as long as treatment is sought early. Our experienced team have seen a lot of different leg conditions over the years and will be able to fully assess your condition to find the right treatment to get you recovered and mobile as quickly as possible. Treatment for leg pain varies hugely depending on the cause but can include ankle strapping and supports, muscle stretches and exercises, neurodynamics, and strengthening techniques.