Leg pain, what it depends on
The leg pain is pain or discomfort felt in one or both legs, at the level of the lower limbs. A burning sensation, twinge, or muscle cramp may be felt, and there are several causes: from muscle fatigue or dehydration but can also depend on taking certain types of medications or is caused by trauma, strains, tendonitis, but also by pathological conditions or associated with other symptoms such as varicose veins.
There are also a number of diseases related to leg pain such as:
- disc herniation
- renal or venous insufficiency
- deep vein thrombosis
- bone tumors
- varicose veins
When leg pain depends on a minor problem there are several remedies to improve the situation:
- if in fact the pain results from excessive physical activity, it is good to rest the joints and make cold compresses
- if, on the other hand, fatigue, heaviness or muscle cramps are experienced (e.g., in the case of venous insufficiency), it is a good idea to get the legs moving to promote circulation by keeping the legs elevated at rest, drinking plenty of fluids, consuming fruits and vegetables, and taking potassium supplements
In these situations, so much can be improved with diet by avoiding foods rich in unsaturated fats and salts and instead prefer fruits, vegetables and foods that contain potassium; but sports are also important such as taking half-hour walks at a brisk pace.
On the other hand, there are situations in which leg pain is related to more complicated causes, such as after trauma or bruising, and so in these cases it will be necessary to seek medical or emergency room attention.
as well as will need to be referred to the doctor in case the pain arises suddenly and does not pass within a few days and other symptoms such as fever, swelling or redness are associated (and the pain worsens with every movement).