Leg pain or leg numbness can include symptoms from the hip to the toes. These have many different causes, different symptoms and different methods of treatment. Your Chiropractor will do a full screening to find the route cause of your symptoms and can then recommend the best form of treatment.


Cause
There are many different causes for leg pain and numbness, these can include;

  • Muscle Strain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Nerve Root Irritation
  • Soft Tissue Swelling
  • Hip Instability
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Tight Leg Muscles
  • Tight Hip Muscles
  • Knee Meniscus Tear
  • Hip, Leg, Knee, Ankle or Foot Trauma
  • Joint Misalignment
  • Tennis Leg
  • Varicose Veins
  • Poor Circulation
  • Infection
  • Sciatica

Symptoms
The cause of your symptoms will normally define the type of symptom pattern you experience.  Below is a list of different symptoms that can be experienced down the legs;

  • Local Pain
  • Referred Pain
  • Shooting Pain
  • Pins and Needles
  • Local Numbness
  • Diffuse Numbness
  • Stabbing Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Pain with Movement
  • Muscle loss
  • Local Swelling
  • Clicking, Popping Crunching from Joints

Treatment
The type of treatment suitable for hips, knees, ankles, feet or any part of the leg, primarily depends on the cause and the symptoms you have.  During your initial consultation the Chiropractor will assess your body, complete a medical and symptom history, allowing them to provide a working diagnosis.  There may be occasions where Chiropractic is not the right solution for you, in this case, we will refer you to the correct health practitioner (e.g. General Practitioner).

Every day people visit Chiropractors with leg pain or numbness and evidence shows that Chiropractic is effective at treating leg pain caused by Sciatica and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Chiropractic care can include;

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Specific Exercises and Stretches
  • Posture and Lifestyle Advice
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