Coming on to the next topic of discussion, which is the inflicted pain across the back of the legs, which is quite common in our day to day lives.
We are often faced with a number of conditions that end up causing leg pain and even injury that we are often not even aware of could cause them.
Causes of Back Leg Pain
In order to understand the causes for the back side of the leg pain better, we are going to familiarize with the causes even more so – both in terms of acute and chronic pain symptoms.
As previously noted, we could call that acute pains are the ones ‘sharp’ and ‘sudden’. You at least need a pain killer to tolerate acute pain. However, in contrast, ‘chronic’ pains are ‘dull’ and long-lasting pains.
Acute back leg pain causes
- Muscle strain
- Injuries inflicted during exercises
- Tendon stretch and strain
Chronic back leg pain causes
- Varicose veins
- Peripheral artery disease
- Spine problems
- Shin splints
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Chronic venous inefficiency
- Peripheral artery disease
Red flag symptoms
With the causes aside, it is of high importance to ensure that if you have been experiencing sharp shooting pain around the back of your thigh region and such, it is best suggested ensuring that you do consult a doctor for the condition without thinking any further. That can be a medical emergency, especially if such pain associated with any other symptoms.
But, what are the other red signals that should alert you that it is time to take the problem into consideration, visit your doctor or hospital, and try and get everything in check?
If any of the symptoms below that we are about to mention is something that you have been experiencing all along, it is high time that you do reach out to a doctor about it before it gets too late.
Some of the red flag symptoms include:
- Steadily rising and dissipating pain that travels to the back from the leg.
- Inability to sit for more extended periods because of extreme pain.
- Difficulty in walking for longer distances.
- Lack of improvement in the condition over time.
- Pain associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, headaches or vomiting.
- Any bulging out parts from the leg or leg swelling.
- High blood pressure or low blood pressure.
Given the kind of consequences that leg pains bring along with itself, it is quite important to ensure that you do take them into consideration and avoid taking any kind of severe pain for granted.
If you are finding your pain getting worse and not healing, it is best to not self-diagnose. Instead, ensure to consult a doctor and get the problem checked out to ensure that it doesn’t get worse over time.
Not to forget, if the back of the leg pain is due to a cause noted under ‘chronic’ above there are multiple options you have to soothe the pain.
Out of them, heating mats and massagers and nerve stimulation techniques could drastically reduce the pain and improve your lifestyle.