Leg Pain

Leg Pain Treatment in Lincoln

male runner holding his leg and knee due to pain

One of the most common reasons why individuals and families come to see us is leg pain. Leg pain can make it hard for someone to walk, run, drive a car, or even take the stairs. That is why we work hard to provide exceptional leg pain treatment in Lincoln.

Common Leg Pain Causes

elderly man holding his knee due to painSome of the most common leg pain causes we see include:

Sciatica 

This condition results from inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs down the back before dividing in half as it travels down each leg. When the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed, there are a number of common symptoms. Some of the most common sciatica symptoms include:

  • Shooting pains that travel down the legs
  • Numbness or tingling in the back or legs
  • Nerve pain

Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles is a band of muscles that connects the lower leg bones to the foot. This band of muscle can become inflamed, leading to Achilles tendinitis. When someone suffers from this form of tendinitis, some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Pain in the back of the foot that gets worse with movement
  • A feeling of weakness in the heal
  • Possible redness and swelling of this location

chiropractor examining male patients knee Knee Bursitis

Knee bursitis is an inflammation of the pouch the surrounds and protects the knee. The bursa is a pouch that is filled with liquid. It helps to cushion the knee. When this pouch becomes inflamed, it is called knee bursitis. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Pain in the knee that gets worse with movement
  • Swelling of the bursa around the knee
  • A reduction in the knee’s range of motion

Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of leg pain. Arthritis is a chronic medical condition that results from inflammation of the bones and joints. When this happens in the legs, some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Weakness in the leg
  • Joint pain that gets worse with movement
  • Possible redness and swelling of the joints in the leg

Injuries

We also see numerous injuries that result from sports, falls, and car accidents. The symptoms of these injuries will vary with the exact nature of the injury; however, some of the most common injuries include:

  • Ligament sprains, including the ACL, LCL, PCL, and MCL
  • Muscle strain and overuse injuries
  • Patellar tendinitis

Treatment Options for Leg Pain

chiropractor adjusting patients ankle If someone is suffering from leg pain, including nerve pain, there are a few treatment options available. These include:

Chiropractic Care: A trained chiropractor knows how to evaluate the common causes of leg pain and identify the root cause of the injury. Then, using adjustments, manipulations, and well-rounded, holistic healthcare, a chiropractor can assist in ensuring a speedy recovery process. We want to make sure that your bones and joints are properly aligned to support the recovery process.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is part of the healthcare services we provide. We regularly use acupuncture to target trigger points that are relevant to circulation, nerve signals, hormonal control, and more. Acupuncture can be used to augment someone’s recovery process from leg pain.

Leg Pain Treatment at Larson Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Individuals and families who are looking for leg pain treatment in Lincoln, NE should reach out to us at Larson Chiropractic and Acupuncture today. We place the needs of our patients ahead of our own and we would be honored to do the same for you as well. We take a lot of pride in providing family chiropractic care, pediatric services, pregnancy services, prenatal care, injury recovery services, and more! We are led by Dr. Larson, who has a vast amount of experience in handling a variety of injuries and illnesses. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our team, please call us today at (402) 421-1626. We would be honored to take care of you and your family.

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