Leg Pain Treatment

Written by Norene Anderson
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Leg pain treatment will be determined by the cause of the pain. If the muscles are aching because of overuse, relaxation is often the best treatment. A gentle massage with an herbal ointment for calming the muscles is a welcome relief. There are many fragrances to choose from including peppermint, rosemary, lemon, lavender, and others.

For leg pain that is caused by arthritis, some type of anti-inflammatory component is needed. There are many choices from OTC (over-the-counter) to herbal medicine in a wide range of types. Many of the popular herbal formulas are available in pill form for easy consumption.

Follow a Leg Pain Treatment Routine

Regardless of the type of medicine you choose to use, be sure you follow the directions as indicated. Many people fail to see results because they should be taking one pill three times a day and only take one pill a day. Or, they think if they are supposed to take three pills, they just take them all at once instead of at the recommended intervals.

The appropriate exercise is critical in strengthening the muscles and ligaments in the leg. It is important that the muscles support the action of the joint so there is not unnecessary stress put on the joint itself. Running is not good if there is leg pain. Stretches and a muscle-building routine should be the first step in reducing leg pain. Check with your healthcare provider or physical therapist for the best exercise routine to build healthy legs.

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