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Leg Pain

Couple Walking on BeachPain 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.

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