Whether you tore your ACL on the soccer field or have been experiencing leg cramps at night before you fall asleep, you may benefit from a physical therapy plan to reduce discomfort and find healing. Though leg pain is common, there are a lot of potential causes, making it difficult for you to alleviate the problem on your own. Thankfully, our licensed physical therapists at OMT Specialists invest as much time as possible into helping you create the most effective treatment plan for your particular symptoms.
If your leg pain is minor, we can make your day-to-day activities more comfortable. If your symptoms were caused by a more significant injury, we can open up a path for you to discover long-term healing. No matter what type of physical therapy treatment plan you want to pursue, our specialists will guide you along the way so that you can reach a new level of health and energy.
To schedule an appointment and get started on your physical therapy treatment plan for leg pain, contact us online or call (240) 454-3806 today!
Please note that leg pain can be the sign of a blood clot. If you may be having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
Causes of Leg Pain
Here are some of the most common causes of leg pain:
- Sports injury
- Torn ligament or tendon
- Lower spine problems
- Muscle cramps
- Achilles tendinitis
- Shin splints
- Stress fractures
- And more
If you think that any of these causes may be related to your leg pain, please call OMT Specialists at (240) 454-3806 or contact us online to discuss your physical therapy treatment options!
How to Describe Your Leg Pain Symptoms
When meeting with your physical therapist for an initial consultation—read about that process on our FAQ page—describing your symptoms accurately will be crucial in creating the best physical therapy plan for your particular manifestation of pain. To make that process easier for you, take a look at this list of ways to describe your leg pain symptoms:
- Location – Where do you experience pain the most? Does it radiate to other areas?
- Quality – Is the pain constant or on-and-off? Is it a dull, aching pain or a sharp, shooting pain?
- Ratio – Is your pain localized in one part of your body, or does it affect multiple areas? (E.g., 70% thigh vs. 30% hip or 100% knee).
- Intensity – On a scale of 0-10, how unbearable is your pain?
- Inability – Are you feeling weak, numb, or uncoordinated as a result of your pain?
- Onset – How did the pain start? Was it gradual or sudden? How long has it persisted?
- Activity – Do certain activities ease or worsen the pain?
- Interval – Do particular times of the day become more painful than others?
As you prepare for your manual physical therapy appointment, consider these questions and note your answers so that you can share them with your physical therapist. OMT Specialists doesn’t believe in a blanket diagnosis; we believe that true healing involves the whole body, not just the site of pain. As a result, we’ll evaluate your leg pain holistically to create the optimal treatment plan for you.
Schedule Physical Therapy for Leg Pain in MD, DC & Northern VA
At OMT Specialists, we believe that manual physical therapy is an avenue to healing. With our hands-on, one-on-one approach to physical therapy, we guarantee that you will achieve a level of comfort that you may have never experienced in your life. Due to the fact that we believe that our patients are a whole person—not just a diagnosis or a body part to fix—we offer customized, personalized treatment plans to help you along your journey to recovery.
Our physical therapists work based off of the notion that all of the parts of the body are connected; healing isn’t about targeting one body part, but rather making sure all of the parts are working together as seamlessly as possible. This holistic approach to physical therapy enables you to create a plan that’s tailor-made for your needs and goals. Not only will we help you eliminate your leg pain, but we will also make sure your whole body is in the healthiest shape it can be.
To discover how it feels to have relief from your leg pain, contact us online or call (240) 454-3806 to schedule an appointment with a manual physical therapist at OMT Specialists today!