Causes of pain in the leg
This is not a complete list of diseases that can cause aching leg pain: inflammation of the hip joint, osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine, intervertebral hernia, varicose veins, sciatica, arthritis of the foot. In addition, such pain can arise from strenuous exercise or be a consequence of injuries of the lower extremities.
Often cause aching pain in the footx lies in the sedentary lifestyle and lack of enough exercise. Modern people often have to spend time in front of the computer in repetitive awkward position, and as a result skeletal muscles weaken and fail to support the spine. As a result in the spinal column deformations, leading to compression of the nerves leading to the lower extremities. And compression of nerves causing pain.
How to get rid of aching pain in the leg
To get rid of the pain, you need to make the correct diagnosis. To do this the physician needs, in addition to the examination of the patient, ask him some questions: what is the nature of pain (constant or intermittent); the circumstances under which it arises; enhanced or, on the contrary, weakens. Often more research is required, for example, x-ray, cat scan or ultrasound of the blood vessels. Treatment should be aimed not only at removing the discomfort, but to eliminate the causes of pain.
In some pathologies of the spine can be applied as manual therapy, reflex therapy (e.g., acupuncture). Inflammation of the joints or the sciatic nerve, the doctor will prescribe medications that have analgesic and anti-inflammatory action. If the cause of pain is intervertebral hernia or varicose veins may need surgery. Well, if the pain is caused due to physical inactivity, which led to the weakening of the skeletal muscles, the best medicine in this case – mobility and exercise. With excessive physical exertion, on the contrary, they should be reasonably reduced, giving the legs a rest.
If the cause of the pain lies in the venous disease, it is necessary to appeal to phlebologist. It is the basis of the results of the survey will be able to prescribe treatment. In this case, can be assigned to ozone therapy, endovenous laser coagulation of blood vessels.