Leg pain is a common complaint that usually develops after an injury or inflammation around the lower lumbar nerve roots. Injuries that typically lead to leg pain that persists for several days or even weeks can include injuries incurred during participation in sporting events, recreational activities, and exercise. The gradual wear and tear on lower extremity joints can also lead to leg pain. In most cases, leg pain is not serious although persistent pain may indicate that an underlying condition is present.
Symptoms of leg pain can range in severity from a mild soreness to an acute, sharp, and stabbing pain. Other symptoms that may accompany pain in the legs include:
- Muscle weakness
- Joint or muscle stiffness
- Sensory sensitivity
Patients who are interested in exploring possible treatments for their leg pain are encouraged to speak with their pain specialist. They can help them develop an appropriate treatment plan. There are a large number of treatment options available for managing mild to more severe symptoms of leg pain — find out which one is best for you!