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OUR TOP TIPS FOR RELIEVING LEG PAIN

Sep 28, 2021

Leg pain often occurs due to overuse or minor injuries which results in feeling a dull ache or an intense stabbing sensation. However, in most cases, the discomfort will only be short-term making it easily treatable with home remedies. 

We have a responsibility to maintain good health and that responsibility means that we should take good care of ourselves to enable us to live a long and happy life free from pain killers that our digestive systems must process.

Muscle fatigue and dehydration may lead to leg cramps, the primary cause of leg pain. A cramp usually triggers sudden, sharp pain as the leg muscles contract. The tightening muscles often form a visible, hard lump beneath the skin.

It can also be a sign of injury, whether from sports, daily life or pregnancy, there are many ways to treating leg pain at home:

Rest your legs:

Rest your legs as much as possible, elevating them with pillows. 

Elevating your legs takes the pressure off and increase better blood flow; when you’re standing or sitting with your legs on the floor, your blood vessels are working extra hard to pump blood back to your heart. By elevating your feet up above your heart, you can make blood flow more natural and reduce the risk of overworking your veins.

Wear compressions socks and/or stocking with supports.

Compressions socks apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles, promoting blood flow from your legs to your heart, reducing pain and swelling in your ankles and legs.

Apply ice

Applying ice is a helpful way to it decrease pain, swelling, inflammation, and muscle spasm/cramping.

Take a warm bath.

Contradictory I know but, taking a warm bath will get your blood moving, as the heat induces better circulation and helps the sore or tight muscles to relax.

Stretching

Exercises provided by your healthcare physicians and gentle movement may help relieve any tension within the muscular system. 

Exercise

Tai Chi, Qi Gong and yoga are some suggestions that move your energy and help stretch and ease muscle tension.

Why should I consider acupuncture over any other remedial work?

Acupuncture is designed to consider the whole body and for me, pain relief is an area of in-depth knowledge and experience. I apply a holistic approach to finding the cause of the pain and applying the therapy best to treat it.

There is no, one size fits all, at Gaynor Grozier Clinic, every client I treat receives a highly individualised treatment plan. Let me help you find the freedom you’re looking for!

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