Leg pain can refer to a wide variety of ailments and injuries. That's because it can come from any number of different causes. It might come from a hamstring at the back of a thigh, a quadricep at the front of a thigh, a knee, calf muscle, or an ankle. For some leg pain sufferers, the pain might originate below the waistline at the back, travel across a hip, into the buttocks, down a leg, and into a foot. It is vital to seek treatment for leg pain. At Circle Chiropractic Center, P.C. in Fairfax, VA, our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, treats patients for a variety of leg pain disorders.
Common Causes of Leg Pain
Here are a few common causes of leg pain that we see in our clinic:
- Muscle strains, tears, or fatigue
- Injuries to joints, tendons, or ligaments
- Disorders of a hip, knee, or ankle
- Misalignment of spinal vertebrae
When there's a mechanical disorder of a hip, knee, or ankle, an individual isn't moving in the manner that the body was intended to move. As a result, the biomechanics of the spine are adversely affected. Nerves are impinged upon by vertebrae or spinal discs, muscles become tense or go into spasm, and a variety of symptoms emerge. Those might include intermittent pain and numbness and weakness of the affected leg or other area.
Chiropractic Care for Leg Pain
When you first visit Dr. Frey for leg pain, he will perform a physical exam to look for the root cause of your pain. We will determine if you are suffering from any underlying conditions. After a diagnosis, our chiropractor will make a customized treatment plan for you. The methods we use will vary based on your condition.
If hip or leg pain is affecting your alignment, Dr. Frey will use an adjustment to realign the spine. We also provide cold laser therapy for injuries involving the soft tissues. This method reduces inflammation, improves blood circulation, and promotes healing in the body.
Dr. Frey also offers physical rehabilitation. Our goal is to improve your range of motion and reduce stiffness. With stretching and strengthening exercises and muscle stimulation, we will help your leg recover. This also reduces your chances of future injuries or pain.
Visit Our Chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, for Leg Pain Relief
If you are suffering from leg pain, we can help. At Circle Chiropractic Center, P.C. in Fairfax, VA, we offer a variety of natural treatment methods to alleviate your pain and help you heal. Dr. Frey provides personalized care for each patient so we can help you meet your goals. We will answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.