All Seasons Full Body Chiropractic Center - Fargo, ND
Leg pain is caused by a variety of reasons. Through our full body approach, we will find the source of your leg pain and take care of it so you can get back to the things that move you!
Leg pain comes from a number of causes and include a wide range of symptoms. At All Seasons Full Body Chiropractic Center, through our full body approach to health care, we provide leg pain treatments to help address every type of pain and discomfort.
You will be impressed when you meet our chiropractor Dr. Paul Bekkum who has extensive experience treating athletes, including pro rodeo riders. Dr. Bekkum's focus in sports medicine and pain management has been a relief for many athletes who suffer from a number of ailments and conditions involving the legs and extremities.
Leg pain symptoms largely depend on the cause. The pain can surface as a mild ache or dull tingling or as a severe and sharp burning. The pain can occur during movement or when you touch the affected areas, while other times it may be continuously present. The pain can even stem from an area not directly associated with it, such as hip pain caused by an untreated knee.
Our first step is to determine the cause of the pain so we may effectively treat it. We utilize pre-screening with a spine and extremity evaluation to determine the source of your pain and treatment options.
During the rehabilitative phase, we use Quantitative Functional Capacity Evaluation (QFCE) to determine when a patient has attained maximum improvement or has returned to normal range of motion and muscle strength.
Injuries are a major cause of the pain we have treated with our sports medicine. Sprains, strains, or damage to the muscles, ligaments, and other connective tissues can be particularly agonizing. Our chiropractor has treated athletes with hamstring injuries, shin splints and other sports-related injuries that result in pain in the legs.
Spinal issues and nerve issues can also lead to pain in the legs. Sciatica is a prime example, a condition caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve that runs through the buttocks and down the leg.
Nerves throughout the spine, as well as those in other areas of the body, can become irritated, inflamed and lead to pain in the leg areas. The condition may have a direct cause that can be corrected, or it may be a chronic condition without a cure, such as fibromyalgia, that we address with our pain management techniques.
Our treatments for leg pain area often include a corrective treatment used in conjunction with a healing one. We can treat sciatica, for instance, with adjustments that alleviate the pressure on the sciatic nerve. Other correction methods we employ include orthotics, which are shoe inserts that provide support and stabilization. Although orthotics are worn at the feet, their effects can often be felt throughout the entire body. They can help correct an improper gait or alignment, resulting in proper biomechanics.
Physical therapy is effective for pain management as well as healing. Physical therapy consists of gentle stretching and strengthening exercises meant to restore strength and mobility to the affected area.
Whether you need pain management or corrective treatment for pain in your legs, your first step is All Seasons Full Body Chiropractic Center.