Tag Archives: leg pain

Jump on Treating Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease (syndrome), a common cause of knee pain in as many as one in five children and young athletes, especially boys, 10 to 15 years of age, usually occurs after a period of quick growth coupled with intense physical or sporting activity. Children who participate in running and jumping activities experience a greater strain […]

Working Your Way Through Shin Splints

Occurring in the front of the outer leg, shin splints result from inflammation to the posterior tibial tendon and related tissues . They commonly happen to runners or those who walk vigorously. Symptoms include pain in the front of the outer leg below the knee, ranging from dull discomfort to significant pain that increases with […]

Shake Off Jumper’s Knee with Increased Strength

Do you experience knee pain when you return to the basketball court after a layoff of a few months? If your knee always aches—even if you cannot remember incurring a specific injury—you may be suffering from jumper’s knee (formally known as patellar tendinopathy). This progressive deterioration is especially common among adult male basketball and volleyball […]

Recovery from Microdiscectomy

Microdiscectomy, a common form of lower back surgery, is used to treat leg pain caused by disc herniation. Because it uses a smaller incision, microdiscectomy is far less invasive and causes far less trauma to underlying tissues than its alternative, laminectomy. Because the mechanical structure of the lower spine remains unchanged, the recovery period after […]

Curing Your Hamstring Injury

Many people who have played sports that require running—like soccer, football, field hockey and basketball—may have felt a twinge in the back of the leg, followed by pain of varying degrees and a tightening of the muscle. These symptoms are indicative of a hamstring injury. Rest assured, a full recovery from these types of injuries […]

Recovering from a Torn Medial Collateral Ligament

No one wants a knee injury, of course, but if you have one, a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of the least serious. This is because MCLs will often heal on their own—meaning no surgery and a full return to activities, even when dealing with the most severe tears. Located on the inside […]

Is Piriformis Syndrome Getting on Your (Sciatic) Nerve?

Characterized by tingling, numbness and pain deep in the buttock, piriformis syndrome describes what happens when the piriformis muscle, a muscle located in the buttocks near the top of the hip that stabilizes the hip joint and enables us to walk, shift our weight from one foot to another and maintain balance, compresses the sciatic […]

Lengthening Pain Relief for Short-leg Syndrome

Do you ever feel unbalanced when you walk or run? Have you ever noticed that you look “tilted” to one side in photos? You may have short-leg syndrome, a common condition in which one leg is shorter than the other. Short-leg syndrome can result from either anatomical or functional causes. Anatomical short-leg syndrome can be […]

Walking Away from the Pain of PAD

Bad leg circulation can make walking seem like a dreaded task, rather than a simple mode of transportation. For the millions of people who suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), walking even short distances can be painful. Since this type of pain goes away when you are at rest, it can be tempting to avoid […]

Break a Leg? Get Up and Walk!

The benefits of getting out of bed and moving as soon as possible after surgery are well known. Now, doctors often prescribe the same therapy when treating leg fractures. Get up. Get moving. And with supervision, start stretching and putting weight on that broken leg. The leg contains three long bones—the femur or thighbone, the […]