Suffering from painful legs is something that can happen to anyone, from young to old. There are several causes of leg pain. These include overexertion, nerve pain, arteriosclerosis and thrombosis. The different types of leg pain are described below. You can also read what you can do about the complaint.
Leg pain due to overloading
When overexerted, the legs can start to feel sore because they have used up all their strength. This is especially common when you have been exercising intensively, such as when jogging or cycling. This causes lactic acid to build up in the legs, which causes the acidification. A classic massage ensures that blood flow improves and your muscles can recover much faster.
Leg pain due to radiation from a hernia
A hernia is a condition in which a nerve has become trapped in the vertebrae of the spine. This causes a radiating nerve pain that you can feel all the way down to your calf. This nerve pain can be felt through the back, groin and leg down to your foot. For this type of pain, a frequently used treatment method is the Breuss massage in combination with Dorn therapy.
Leg pain caused by standing still for too long
For your legs to function properly, good blood circulation is vital. When standing still, there is little blood flow in the legs so that the blood, as it were, remains stationary. You may experience painful, heavy legs and this may cause you to develop varicose veins in the long run. Think for example of a sedentary job at the office or standing still for a long time at a performance. Regularly scheduling a classic massage can prevent varicose veins.
Arteriosclerosis in the legs
Arteriosclerosis is a condition where you feel sudden pain or cramps in the legs. The problem in this case is caused by a narrowing of the blood vessels. You only notice this when a vein is completely calcified. Some symptoms that might indicate arteriosclerosis are pain and itching in the legs combined with a burning sensation. Arteriosclerosis can be prevented by regularly undergoing an energetic massage.
Arteriosclerosis can be caused by:
- Smoking affects the inner layer of a blood vessel. This accelerates the deposition of cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Cholesterol. The more cholesterol there is in the blood, the more it stays behind in the blood vessel.
- Existing cardiovascular diseases e.g. heart failure and thrombosis
Leg pain due to overweight or pregnancy
During your pregnancy, a woman’s weight will increase considerably. This will put more pressure on the knees and legs, which can cause pain. The same goes for those who are obese and overweight. Sore legs and knees are a signal that you are carrying too much weight with you.
When you are overweight, eating less and healthier is the best way to get to a healthy weight. If necessary, seek advice from an expert. Additional exercise is required to support the modified diet.
Restless legs is also known as phalanges (restless legs) and can be quite annoying. Your legs suffer from a continuous tingling sensation and sometimes a burning sensation. You usually feel this in the upper legs and calves. You notice this especially when you relax, such as when watching TV, sleeping or sitting on the couch. A deep-acting massage such as cupping or sports massage will help to calm your legs again.
Thrombosis in the legs
A thrombosis means that there is a blood clot in the blood vessels. This can happen in both arteries and normal veins. Thrombosis can be dangerous and can lead to, for example, a stroke or a heart attack. Thrombosis can also occur in the veins of the legs and this can cause leg pain. One of the well-known symptoms of thrombosis is a discoloration in the legs. If you have thrombosis, then massaging is not wise. Therefore you cannot get a massage.
Schedule a treatment for leg pain
Make an appointment at Massage Practice Koetsier to tackle the pain in your legs. Together with you we will discuss which massage therapy will give the best results.