How to Fight Against Leg Pain
Pain develops because there is a narrowing or blockage in the main artery taking blood to the leg due to hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Over the years cholesterol and calcium build up inside the arteries. This occurs much earlier in people who smoke and those who have diabetes or high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
The blockage in the arteries means that the blood flow is reduced. At rest there is enough oxygen in the blood reaching the muscles to prevent any symptoms.
Medications or other types of treatments help most people control their pain. But for many people whose pain treatment is no longer effective or causes uncomfortable side effects, clinical studies have shown improved pain relief as well as improved ability to pursue daily activities with neurostimulation and intrathecal drug delivery. Not all treatment options are applicable to your type of pain.
If medication is inadequate, correction of the narrowing in the affected artery might be suggested. Procedures used to correct the narrowing of arteries include surgery (bypass grafting) and interventional radiology (balloon angioplasty or stents).
The good news is that you can keep running. In fact, it’s part of your treatment to help gradually stretch and extend your hamstring. Just take it easy, using short steps that don’t require you to extend your legs too much. If you’ve been running on a banked track or road and you have a hamstring pull in your “short leg,” try reversing directions so that your other leg has the chance to be the short leg. Better yet, try to find a flat surface to run on.
Treatment consists of the prescription of an insole to fit inside the shoe. This is designed to improve shock absorption and normalise the position of the foot during walking. Muscle stretching exercises are also recommended for children with tight calves and/or hamstrings.
All of the children that have been treated have shown an improvement in their symptoms, such as reduced pain, better exercise tolerance, and a decrease in the number of episodes of nocturnal leg pain. However few children have been completely ‘cured’.
Exercise and physical therapy may help to decrease spasticity and soreness of muscles. Unfortunately people with MS may not always have the ability or endurance to do sufficient aerobic exercise. Regular stretching exercises help flexor spasms.
Pain in MS is a hidden symptom, but one which can be persistent. Pain can cause much long-term distress and impact severely on quality of life. Self-help may play an important role in pain control as people who stay active and maintain positive attitudes are often able to reduce the impact of pain on their quality of life.
Medical doctors normally treat this condition by loading patient up on pain killers, telling the patient that the condition may go away naturally. This seldom happens, and the net result is that the patient’s liver, kidney, or stomach lining, are damaged by the long-term use of drugs. The better approach is the chiropractic one.
Since improper digestion can cause leg pains, care must be taken not to eat anything that can cause digestive problems. Do not consume constipating foods; keep your diet simple. Consume plenty of green vegetables and leafy vegetables that contain fiber. Vitamin C obtained from amalaki, oranges and tomatoes is also good for digestion. After each meal, make it a habit to eat a plantain instead of some calorie-rich dessert like ice-cream.
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