Having painful leg? acupuncture can help.
Most common leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be caused by problems in the lower spine where the nerve to the leg originates and then travels to the legs, such as slipped disk, sciatica.
Leg pain can be mild that comes and goes, or severe that makes it difficult to sleep and walk. The pain is often described as aching, throbbing or burning and it can be accompanied by numbness, tingling and muscle weakness. For leg pain treatments, finding the cause is important and treatments depend on the causes.
Leg muscle cramps are common, and it usually occurs in the calf muscles. It can also happen in any other leg muscles. When it happens, the muscles in the leg suddenly become tight and painful which will last seconds to minutes. After the cramping has passed, pain and tenderness in the leg can stay for some time.
Acupuncture is amazingly effective for leg pain. For example, a 35-year-old woman had pain in front of leg along the shin bone for two years. She had 8 sessions of weekly acupuncture treatment. After 6 weeks, the pain completely disappeared.