Pain from aching legs or cramps is a common
problem. While the treatment may be as simple
as properly hydrating or exercising, other problems
can be very serious. Address your leg pain with
the help of an experienced, board-certified
Beaufort Memorial Orthopaedic Specialists.
Causes of Leg Pain
- Artery or Blood Flow Problems
- Muscle Fatigue or Strain
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fracture
- Tendon or Tissue Inflammation
Leg Pain Relief
Rest as much as possible and elevate your leg above your heart to limit swelling. Applying ice or cold compresses may also provide relief. To relieve a cramp, gently stretch and massage the muscle until it eases. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories can ease pain. See a physician immediately if you have sharp, persistent pain or pain that lingers more than a week.
Healthy Leg Tips
- Walk frequently when seated for long periods
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Protect bone health with a nutritious diet
Experiencing leg pain? Contact your physician for a referral to an orthopaedic specialist or schedule a visit with an orthopaedic specialist. To learn more about joint pain and treatment options, RSVP for a monthly Joint Replacement Informational Session by calling 843.522.5585.