Leg Pain

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Leg pain can suddenly strike from what seems like out of nowhere. For some, it can gradually build over time.

It can be centralized in one specific area of the leg or begin in one region and spread. It can be fleeting and inconsequential, and for some, it can impair your ability to walk. From dull and aching to sharp and stabbing, leg pain can take many forms.

However, it’s important to know that leg pain is often a consequence of something else going on in the body.

Some triggers for leg pain could be blood clots, varicose veins, and poor circulation due to peripheral artery disease.

Leg pain can flare up from myriad medical conditions, too. Among them include:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Infections of many varieties
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis


Simple at-home treatments might be all you need to feel relief. However, when it doesn’t – or when other symptoms develop – it’s time to consult a vascular expert who can put your mind – and leg – at ease.

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Take a Stand Against Leg Pain

For many, swelling may accompany leg pain. Whether or not it does, try:

Staying off your feet as much as possible
Elevating your leg
Applying ice (or even a bag of frozen peas) for 20 minutes, three times a day
Taking a gentle over-the-counter pain reliever
Give a heads-up to warning signs

It’s time to consult our experienced vascular physicians if or when your symptoms show no sign of lessening, they intensify or if you:

Cannot walk or put any weight on your leg
Register a fever of more than 100 degrees
Notice signs of infection, including redness or tenderness
Hear a grinding or popping sound in your leg
Develop breathing problems

Pain has a way of heightening people’s sensitivity to how their body functions, which is why it’s wise to pay attention to another region of your body, too: Your gut. You know your body better than anyone else, so if your gut instinct tells you that it’s time to consult a physician, by all means: Follow your better instincts and consult New York Vascular Group.

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