Physical Therapy for Leg Pain in Monmouth & Ocean County

Depending on the cause of leg pain, physical therapy can be an extremely useful treatment option.

There are two main goals of physical therapy for leg pain:

  • to reduce pain while increasing mobility and range of motion
  • help patients regain or build strength in order to reduce the chance of future injury

Some of the most common causes of leg pain are as follows:

Nerve Irritation/Sciatica: In some cases, leg pain may result from problems with the muscles, tendons or ligaments that create pressure on the nerves that lead to the legs. For example, sciatica results from the compression, irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down to the legs.

Trauma: Muscle strains and tears as well as tendinitis and other injuries can cause leg pain.

Arthritis: Arthritis causes pain and inflammation in the joints of the body. Whether the leg is at rest or in active use, pain may be experienced depending on the type of arthritis from which a patient is suffering. For example, degenerative arthritis can cause pain while the body is in motion, which rheumatoid arthritis can be painful even when at rest.

If you are experiencing leg pain, whether from one of the causes listed above, or from another situation the team at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation have the tools to address the underlying issue and get you back to optimal health.  We also have other modalities such as chiropractic, massage therapy, and acupuncture in our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey offices should the situation warrant other simultaneous approaches.  To schedule a FREE consultation ($245 value) call our office today at 732-345-1377 or fill out the form on this page.  Pain doesn’t have to be forever!

Physical Therapy for Leg Pain

The first step in treating leg pain is to determine the exact cause of the problem. At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation, we complete a full examination with the inclusion of a number of diagnostic tools, including Electrodiagnostic Nerve Testing, Fluoroscopy, and traditional x-ray.

Most causes of leg pain can be treated with a conservative, drug-free, and healthy approach. Physical therapy is an important part of this type of care. The various physical therapy modalities that may be used to treat the disorders that cause leg pain may include any of the following:

Exercise: When leg pain is experienced, exercise can be a useful tool in helping restore flexibility, stability, and range of motion. Exercises vary from patient to patient (depending on factors such as age and medical history) and should only be attempted under the guidance of a physical therapist.

Hot and Cold Therapy: Cold therapy works by slowing circulation, which may reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and pain. Used alternately, heat increases circulation in order to speed healing by enhancing the flow of oxygen and other nutrients to the site of injury or pain.

Electrotherapy: This technique assists with tissue repair and can help improve mobility in patients with leg pain. In particular, it is used to reduce pain and inflammation, and to address muscle spasms and weakness.

Traction: Spinal Decompression Traction removes the pressure on nerves that may be the cause of leg pain. This is particularly helpful for patients suffering from nerve-related leg pain such as those with sciatica.

Low Level Laser Therapy: Also known as Cold Laser Therapy, this treatment speeds up the healing process at the cellular level. It can also help boost circulation and prevent the formation of scar tissue.

Physical Therapy for Leg Pain at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation

If you are suffering from leg pain for any reason (or you are unsure of the cause of your pain), contact our Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey NJ office today to learn more about physical therapy and pain management for leg pain in Monmouth and Ocean County. Our offices also offer non-surgical medical care, acupuncture, and chiropractic care for leg pain.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728