Pain in legs, hips, knees, ankles, and feet can be life-disrupting. Simple daily tasks become excruciating, and exercise or recreation must take a seat for awhile. Pain in the lower extremities can have causes ranging from wear-and-tear due to normal motion and function, to trauma or infection. This pain is manageable, and the Carolinas Pain Center can help you get it under control.
Common Lower Extremity Pain Conditions
Hip pain is a very common, yet painful condition. Hip pain may be the result of injury, such as fractures, inflammation from normal wear-and-tear, or irritations of the connective tissues. One of the most common causes of hip pain, especially in older adults, is osteoarthritis. This particular pain is felt throughout the hip region and can radiate to the buttocks. A cracking, popping, or grating sensation during movement is often reported.
If left untreated, this pain will likely increase, with mobility and function decreasing. The simplest daily tasks – climbing stairs, getting in and out of a car, walking, and sitting – can become unbearable. Carolinas Pain Center can help identify the cause of the pain and get you started on a treatment plan that will allow you to take control of your pain and your life.
Chronic Knee Pain
When you can’t move around as you’d like, as your daily routine requires, your entire life is affected. Chronic knee pain can have this result. Whether the result of arthritis, knee surgery, or other causes, chronic knee pain leads to alterations in walking patterns that will eventually cause painful conditions in the other knee or lower extremities. To remediate pain and avoid future chronic issues, Carolinas Pain Center will apply a variety of therapies and techniques to restore your mobility.
Pain in the feet simply cannot be ignored. This particular pain requires immediate attention simply because it affects every step you take. And when your mobility is compromised, your whole life changes. Foot pain may lead to altered walking patterns which, over time, can lead to chronic pain or arthritis in hips and knees as a result. Any kind of alteration in the walking pattern can also lead to chronic back problems, another debilitating condition. Two of the most common causes of foot pain are Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis, though there are many others. Contacting a pain specialist at Carolinas Pain Center is the first step you should take toward managing your foot pain.