Acupuncture resolves leg pain best. Common types of leg pain improved with acupuncture include sciatica, leg cramps, restless leg syndrome, IT band tightness, peripheral neuropathy, bursitis, and of course all types of traumatic injury to the leg (car accident, falling off bike, sports injury).
Each patient’s pain is unique and requires special attention. Acupuncture is designed to address your specific pain issues. For example, sciatica causes nerve pain down the leg. It can affect the back of the leg, the side of the leg and sometimes the front of the leg. While the pathway of pain is different, the root cause is found in the low back and hips.
Typically a muscle spasm or bulging disc in the low back or hip is putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. When this happens, nerve pain is felt down the leg. In some cases the pain from sciatica is only felt in the calf, even though the source is the hip. To treat sciatica effectively, acupuncture treats the low back, hip and leg, all together. The results are outstanding.
Restless Leg Pain Eased
Another example of how acupuncture resolves leg pain best is our treatment for restless leg syndrome (RLS). RLS comes about mostly in the evening and at night when you are lying in bed. Your legs get a very uncomfortable restless feeling that makes you need to move around. In fact, getting up and walking around is one of the ways to ease the discomfort.
There is no good modern medicine treatment for RLS. Patients often end up on high doses of opioids, and even this does not bring complete relief (Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects.) Acupuncture’s leg pain treatment for restless leg once again looks to the root of the problem.
Chinese medicine recognizes that RLS is caused by Qi stagnation in the channels of the leg. The body has 14 main channels that run through the body from top to bottom. Qi flows through these channels, nourishing the muscles, tendons, ligaments and organs. When Qi is unable to flow smoothly through the channels, we experience pain and discomfort.
Qi stagnation in different channels triggers different types of pain. When Qi does not flow properly through the channels of the legs is sometimes causes restless leg. So the best leg pain treatment is to open the channels of the legs (particularly the Stomach channel). When Qi begins to flow again, RLS symptoms begin to ease.
Over the years we have developed a comprehensive acupuncture treatment for treating this type of pain. We cannot completely resolve RLS, but can ease the symptoms and make patients less dependent on harsh opioid medications.
Leg Cramps Resolved
A third example how acupuncture resolves leg pain best is seen with our treatment for leg cramps, whether they be in the calves, hamstrings, gluts or shins. Again, we treat at the root level, opening blocked channels to restore proper qi and blood circulation. Patients come in having struggled for months with debilitating leg cramps, and in just a few treatments their cramps are gone for good.
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I’m a semi-professional weight lifter. I never had a problem until my hip went out doing squats. The pain was tremendous, like a sharp nerve pain down the back of my leg into the calf. It had sidelined me for two months while I tried unsuccessfully to work out the pain. Then a buddy suggested acupuncture. He had a similar hip pain and got relief at Raleigh Acupuncture. I went there and got treated. They told me to stop stretching until the injury was healed. I followed their instructions and got half a dozen treatments. The pain started easing after the first few treatments. I continued for another 6 treatments and was totally cured. I was able to get back to lifting with no residual effects of the injury. I’ve recommended this practice to a number of friends since that time and they all have had good experiences.
I have neuropathy that is a burning, tingling pain down my legs and into my feet. The doctor said there was nothing I could do besides pain medicine, since I am diabetic. The meds didn’t help much and made me feel groggy all the time. I tried acupuncture, after seeing a segment on Dr. Oz. I found Raleigh Acupuncture online and liked their website. They had alot of useful information. The treatments were interesting. They used electric acupuncture on my legs and feet that felt like a tingling massage. They said it would take a few treatments to start kicking in, and they were right. The burning pain slowly started to recede, and the tingling went away. I was truly amazed to feel such a difference in my legs and feet. I know so many people with neuropathy, and they are afraid to try acupuncture. I think they are crazy not to try it. What a difference not to be in constant pain anymore. I don’t need medication for my legs.
My doctor told me I had sciatica, but the only place I felt pain was on the side of my calf. It was terrible nerve pain that screamed all day and all night. I couldn’t exercise and it affected my sleep. I had to take pain killers every night just to fall asleep. I tried massage and physical therapy, but it didn’t help. So I tried acupuncture. They agreed with my doctor that it was sciatica. They treated my hip as well as my leg. And sure enough, the pain started easing after just one treatment. After 5 treatments it was gone. I don’t understand how treating the hip helped my leg pain, but it did. Thank you Raleigh Acupuncture!