Top causes of common and chronic leg pain symptoms

Top causes of common and chronic leg pain symptoms

  •  Leg pain is very common and  is caused by daily use.
  • According to Mayo Clinic, “Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues.”
  • Stretching and doing foot and leg workouts daily can help keep leg pain away. Eating organic foods that are fresh and full of antioxidants can also keep pain away.
  • Knowing the common causes of leg pain is another important step to wellness. Let’s look at the common causes of leg pain.
  • Alcoholism: Abusing alcohol can lead to a condition called alcoholic neuropathy. According to the National Institutes of Health,The exact cause of alcoholic neuropathy is unknown. It likely includes both a direct poisoning of the nerve by the alcohol and the effect of poor nutrition associated with alcoholism.” Up to half of long term heavy alcohol users develop this condition.
  • Arthritis: Leg pain can be caused by arthritis.
  • According to Mayo Clinic, “Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age.” Eating the right organic foods and drinking anti-inflammatory smoothies can reduce the inflammation due to arthritis.
  • Cancer: Leg pain can sometimes be caused by cancerous bone tumors, but this cause is less common.
  • Dehydration: Water is essential to life and wellness. Being dehydrated can cause many pains, including leg pain.
  • Fractures: Leg pain can be caused by hair line or stress fractures. Please consult your health practitioner or qualified expert if you suspect a fracture or is leg pain lasts for a long time.
  • Internal bleeding: If there is swelling, tightness, and pain in the legs, it may be a sign that you have internal bleeding. Please see your health practitioner or qualified expert if you have these symptoms.
  • Myalgia: Chronic leg pain can be caused by a condition called fibromyalgia. Eating the right organic foods and avoiding the bad ones can help relieve these symptoms.
  • Muscle cramps: Leg pain can sometimes be due to muscle cramps.
  • Strenuous exercise or physical labor, mostly in hot weather can cause muscle cramps.
  • Muscle cramps can also be due to dehydration or a lack of potassium, magnesium, sodium, or calcium in our diet.
  • Eating organic foods and drinking juices with these nutrients can help.
  • Osteoporosis: It can often cause leg pain. As we get older, bone conditions like osteoporosis become more common, making bones brittle and weak. Eating the right organic foods and drinking potent juices and smoothies can help keep your bones strong.
  • Peripheral neuropathy: According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), “Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to every other part of the body.”
  • The NINDS also adds, “Pain and other symptoms often appear symmetrically, for example, in both feet followed by a gradual progression up both legs.” Please consult your health practitioner or a qualified expert if you have these symptoms.
  • Shingles: Also known as zoster or herpes zoster, shingles is a painful skin rash that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It can sometimes cause leg pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that “nearly 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime.”
  • Strains: A leg strain is caused when a leg muscle is overstretched or torn. Some strains are mild and some are more severe. Make sure to discontinue the activity that caused the strain so it can heal and consult your health practitioner or qualified expert for any injuries.
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