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Sharp Pain in Leg? What It’s Trying to Tell You

Sharp pain in leg? You’re not alone. Leg pain may stem from something as simple as needing a recovery day after exercise or indicate something as vital as a life-threatening condition. 

Leg pain is similar to back pain, in that many people suffer from it needlessly, assuming it’s a natural part of aging. But, sharp leg pain can be due to a wide variety of reasons — many of them treatable. The key to alleviating leg pain lies in determining its cause. Different types of sharp leg pain indicate different root problems. 

What is Your Sharp Leg Pain Telling You?

Men and women in all walks of life can experience sharp leg pain. We’ve put together some common clues to help you understand what your leg pain is telling you. 

  • Sharp Pain in Leg Muscles- Cramps or spasms in the leg muscles may be due to overuse or dehydration. It’s important to distinguish between a leg cramp and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can indicate a much more serious problem. 
  • Sharp Pain in Front of LegShin splints are a common overuse injury that causes sharp pain along the front of the leg. Hands-on physical therapy has been proven to be very effective for this type of leg pain.
  • Sharp Pain in Leg Behind Knee– One of the most common forms of knee pain is posterior knee pain. Whether due to arthritis, meniscus injury or direct trauma, symptoms may also include pain with walking, swelling, fluid, clicking or a sensation that the knee is locking up.
  • Sharp Pain in Leg with Associated Buttock Pain– If your pain that extends the entire lower extremity, you may be suffering from sciatica. Often associated with sharp, shooting nerve pain in the leg, it can feel worse with trunk movements. Try placing a pillow beneath your knees to reduce pressure and open up nerve passageways. Treatment may include stretching and strengthening exercises as well as hands-on physical therapy.

Sharp Pain in Leg? Find Relief at Twin Boro Physical Therapy

Don’t just treat your leg pain, learn how to prevent it from returning.

At Twin Boro, our Physical Therapists have experience in selecting the best treatment options for your condition. They will also guide you to self-therapy solutions to do on your own to restore your feeling of well-being and prevent future pain. Learn how to manage the pain and become aware of red flags and other issues that may worsen your condition. 

If you’re experiencing sharp pain in your leg and it is burdening your quality of life, don’t hesitate to schedule your no-obligation appointment at one of our 23 convenient New Jersey clinics. At Twin Boro, we take the time to properly evaluate and treat patients dealing with different leg conditions to help them find relief fast. 

Call us at1-732-444-3578 to schedule your appointment today.

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Voted Readers’ Choice Best of New Jersey, Twin Boro has provided NJ residents with high quality physical therapy and rehab for over 39 years! It’s our award-winning approach, proven results and reputation that sets us apart. By incorporating the One2Four program into each patient’s program, the latest and most reliable scientific research and techniques are incorporated into effective evidence-based practice. We deliver only the highest standard of care with the unique One2Four approach.

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