Leg pain isn’t just focused on the knee and the hip! Our legs are made up of numerous joints, muscles and ligaments. If one or more of them has an injury or discomfort, it can severely limit daily activities. Athletes commonly experience upper and lower leg injuries but other exercises and overuse can cause leg pain as well. Pain in the upper leg is common in the quadriceps, hamstrings, and the groin. In the lower leg, it is often in the shins and calves. Legs also weaken without use, so physical therapy for your legs may be needed after surgical recovery. Physical Therapists also treat conditions such as tendonitis, sciatica, nerve damage, gout, balance difficulties, Lyme disease, and arthritis.
If you have had a recent leg injury from a sport or even from a wrong step, it’s important to contact Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance soon after the injury occurs. A full evaluation by our Doctors of Physical Therapy can determine if additional tests are needed and get a jump start on the best plan to begin recovery.
There is no set timeline for recovery but, working with a Physical Therapist can certainly help speed it up. At Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance, you will experience one on one treatment with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to create a personalized plan that gets you meeting and even exceeding your goals with fewer visits. The immediate goals are to reduce pain and swelling. As rehabilitation progresses, you can expect leg exercises to improve range of motion, strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility.