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Arm And Leg Pain Ottawa: Find Relief With Physiotherapy

Millions of people experience arm and leg pain each year.

Our arms and legs are the most mobile and frequently used parts of our body. This frequency and mobility often lead to various injuries and sources of pain. Our expert physiotherapists and chiropractors in Ottawa can help you find out the exact cause of your pain and seek treatment.

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Common Causes of Arm and Leg Pain

From overuse to sports injuries, the causes are many, and the results range from slight discomfort to complete immobilization. Once your chiropractor and/ or physiotherapist find the underlying cause, they will come up with an action plan for treatment.

Referred Pain

Sometimes another issue in your body is sending pain signals in your arms or legs. A common example of it is a pain in the left arm as an early sign of a heart attack. Similarly, inflamed gallbladders can cause shoulder pain.

Vertebral Subluxations

It is the misalignment, or dislocation, of the bones of the spine. When bones are misaligned, the surrounding tissues and nerves become irritated and unable to move normally. This causes pain in the arms, legs, and lower back.

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis results from the wearing away of the protective cushion in between your bones. The condition develops during middle age and results in a lack of motion and constant pain in the joints. 

Bursitis

It is painful swelling around the joints in your shoulders, elbows, knees, and feet. This condition results when you put too much pressure on the bursae, the small fluid-filled sacks that cushion between bones and muscles. Bursitis results from repetitive motion and poor posture.

Tendonitis

It is the inflammation of connective tissues between muscles and bones. It causes joint pain, stiffness, and a limited range of motion in the arms and legs. It occurs most commonly in the shoulder, biceps, elbow, hand, wrist, thumb, calf, knee, or ankle. 

Frozen Shoulder

This condition is caused by inflammation of the shoulder capsule. The patient may experience severe pain, which results in stiffness and a gradual loss of motion.  

Arm And Leg Pain Solutions

There are effective treatments for what causes arm and leg pain. After determining the cause, you may benefit from one or more treatment options offered at our clinic. We take a comprehensive approach to reduce your pain while reducing your risk of the pain recurring in the future. Our solutions to manage pain may include a combination of strategies and treatments. 

Shockwave Therapy in Ottawa

This therapy uses acoustic waves that promote the repair and regeneration of tendons, bones, and various soft tissues throughout the body.

Medical Acupuncture in Ottawa

Strategic placement of needles will improve blood flow and endorphin release, reduce anxiety, and block pain signals to reduce discomfort.

Spinal Decompression In Ottawa

This therapy uses acoustic waves that promote the repair and regeneration of tendons, bones, and various soft tissues throughout the body.

Custom Orthopedic in Ottawa

These are specially designed for your feet to help to ensure proper alignment and motion of your body. Aiding proper posture to avoid over-stressing your back and hips.

Graston Technique

This is a manual therapy that works to mobilize connective tissue and muscles.

Taping Technique

Taping

This technique helps to relieve pain, reduce injury recurrence and improve joint stability.
Cupping Technique

Cupping

This technique helps to encourage blood flow and loosen tight muscles.
Ultrasound therapy Ottawa

Ultrasound

Helps reduce inflammation and soften adhesions.

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You might not think about how often you move your arms and legs until they start to give you pain. Your arms and legs are the most mobile joints in the body and are subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions.

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Leg & Arm Pain FAQs

Arm and leg pain is often caused by “referred pain.” It is a condition in which pain in one area moves to another part of the body.

Try to rest your leg as much as possible. Elevate your leg with pillows. Sometimes compression socks can also help relieve pain. You can also try taking an over-the-counter medicine like aspirin or ibuprofen.

The treatment varies according to the cause of the pain. Some of the most common treatments for leg pain are ice therapy, ultrasound, and trigger point therapy.