Take Care of your Leg Pain!

Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation.
Call for immediate medical help or go to the emergency room if you:
-Have a leg injury with a deep cut or exposed bone or tendon
-Are unable to walk or put weight on your leg
-Have pain, swelling, redness or warmth in your calf
-Hear a popping or grinding sound at the time of a leg injury
See your doctor as soon as possible if you have:
-Signs of infection, such as redness, warmth or tenderness, or you have a fever greater than100 F (37.8 C)
-A leg that is swollen, pale or unusually cool
-Calf pain, particularly after prolonged sitting (such as a long car trip or plane ride)
-Swelling in both legs along with breathing problems
-Any serious leg symptoms that develop for no apparent reason
Schedule an office visit if:
-You have pain during or after walking
-You have swelling in both legs

-Your pain gets worse
-Your symptoms don’t improve after a few days of home treatment
-You have painful varicose veins