Lower extremity pain can make everything from walking to working difficult. Champlain Spine and Pain Management supports each of our patients with the best care to address the symptoms of their lower extremity pain.
This condition refers to an injury of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Tendonitis refers to inflammation of a tendon, which the Achilles tendon is especially prone to since it provides much of the strength and stability of the leg. While many people experience an alleviation in pain from Achilles tendonitis without treatment, it is important for patients to be vigilant and seek treatment if they notice their pain worsen or continue for a few days.
Foot pain is a common condition that affects men, women, and children of any age. Anything from small shoes, high heels, having a job that requires a lot of walking or standing, or injuring your foot can result in foot pain. Because of how varied the causes of foot pain are, it is key to work with a professional to gain a diagnosis and treatment plan that will work for you.
Hip bursitis is an uncomfortable condition that develops with a bursal sac within your hip becomes irritated and inflamed. Hip bursitis is the most common cause of hip pain, as your hip joint relies on these fluid-filled sacs to facilitate smooth movement.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, but our hips are especially prone to developing this type of arthritis as we age. When the hips are affected by osteoarthritis, it can become increasingly difficult to do normal activities such as stand, walk, or even bend over.
Hip pain is a common condition that affects men, women, and children of any age. Anything from having an improper gait, working out too heavily, or having an accident can cause hip pain to develop. However, the most common cause of hip pain is hip bursitis. Because of how varied the causes of hip pain are, it is key to work with a professional to gain a diagnosis and treatment plan that will work for you.
When a patient experiences discomfort in their groin area, this is known as inguinal pain. Though athletes are the most likely individuals to experience inguinal pain, pregnant women and people who have accidentally fallen can also be prone to this type of discomfort.
Joint pain is an especially common condition that can be triggered by injury, activity, accidents, age, and diseases. While arthritis is a common cause of joint pain, anything from bursitis to wearing high heels can cause joint pain. Joint pain can be felt throughout the lower extremities, such as the knee and toe joints in addition to pain in your hips. For this reason, it is important to seek professional help in order to gain a correct diagnosis and treatment plan.
Knee pain refers to any sort of discomfort that is localized to the knee joint. Some pains may radiate down the leg or prevent full flexion of the knee joint. This type of discomfort, however, can be caused by a wide variety of conditions or injuries. Even spending a long time standing or walking could trigger knee pain just as much as falling and landing on your knees can cause pain.
Leg pain can be caused by a multiple of conditions or injuries, including blood clots, muscle spasms, arthritis, and spinal cord injuries. In order to best preserve the function of your legs, and to alleviate the pain you’re feeling, it is important to work with a highly-qualified team of medical professionals to find the root of your leg pain and create a treatment plain that fits your needs.
A neuroma, also known as Morton’s Neuroma, is a painful tumor that develops on the ball of your foot. While some people may, at first, think that they are experiencing a pinched nerve, this condition is marked by worsening pain, burning sensations, and tingling of the toes.
Piriformis syndrome is a condition where the piriformis muscle in your bottocks spasms and causes pain. In some cases, the spasms of the piriformis muscle can actually cause the sciatic nerve to become irritated and painful. In fact, the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and sciatica often overlap. This means it is especially important for a patient experiencing pain stemming from their buttocks and down their legs to seek care from a highly-qualified specialist.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition where the tissue along the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. For many people, changing the type of shoes you wear can be all that’s needed to manage the symptoms and avoid painful recurrence of this condition. However, it is important to work with a doctor who understands your lifestyle to create a treatment plan that works for you.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Sacroiliac joint pain is felt in the lower back as well as the buttocks, and it can cause severe issues with mobility due to pain. In most cases, sacroiliac joint dysfunction is caused by too much or too little movement of the joint, which is found between the spine and hips.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, also known as TTS, is a painful foot condition that is caused when the tibial nerve is compressed. This nerve is found in the bottom of your foot, and it must travel through the tarsal tunnel uncompromised to avoid pain. When this nerve is compressed, patients experience pain, difficulty walking, and numbness in the affected foot.
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