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Treatment for leg pain depends on its cause, which can range from tiredness to orthopedic problems in the joints or spine, for example.
However, the most common is that the pain is related to muscle fatigue or blood circulation problems, such as varicose veins in the legs, so the first treatment option is usually done to improve blood circulation.
Find out what could be the cause of your leg pain.
Leg Pain Remedies
There are some remedies that can be used to improve leg pain and strengthen the blood vessel wall.However, they should only be used with medical advice, as they may vary according to the problem that is causing the discomfort. Some examples are:
- Anti-inflammatories, such as Diclofenac, Ibuprofen and Aceclofenac, which reduce leg inflammation;
- Analgesics, such as Paracetamol or Dipyrone, which reduce pain;
- Muscle relaxers, such as Musculare and Cizax, which help relax muscle and improve blood circulation.
Before using any type of medication to relieve pain, you can try home remedies, as they can not only reduce the dose of medication needed, but also avoid taking it.
Home care options
Natural home treatment for leg pain can be done in several ways, depending on the source of the pain:
1. Muscle fatigue
Muscle problems usually appear due to overexertion by the involved muscle, such as lifting a lot of weight in the gym or walking for a long time, for example.
In these cases, it is recommended to massage the area, keep the legs at rest and apply a hot water bottle to the muscle. A good remedy that helps to avoid muscle pain in the legs is to drink about 2 liters of water a day, as hydration improves the resistance of the muscles.
2. Varicose veins and poor circulation
Circulatory problems generate symptoms such as swollen, red, hot and painful legs, especially at the end of the day. To end this discomfort, wear compression stockings during the day and massage from the feet to the thigh at the end of the day.
To avoid this problem, one should not spend too much time sitting or standing, taking regular walks during the day, without making exaggerated efforts. See other home treatment options for varicose veins and poor circulation.
3. Joint problems
Pain caused by joint problems usually arises when the knee or ankle is moved.
In these cases, a good treatment consists of taking anti-inflammatory teas, such as macela or leather tea, which provide important minerals. To help reduce inflammation, you can also use an ice pack on the joint for the first 24 hours, and a heat pack afterward. The compress should be kept for at least 5 to 10 minutes, 2 times a day.
4. Changes to column
When leg pain arises due to changes in the spine, such as a herniated disc, it is important to undergo physiotherapy associated with postural reeducation techniques, which help to lift objects without causing spinal injuries, for example.
However, to relieve pain at home, you should rest, preferably lying on a smooth and hard surface, and do a gentle massage in the spine region, using warm oils. Learn more about herniated disc treatment.