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Why does my leg hurt?

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • Shin Splints

  • Calf Strain

  • Hamstring strain

  • Atherosclerosis

  • Blood clot in leg

  • Arthritis in the leg

  • Osgood-Schlatter disease

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

  • Tendinitis

  • Gout

  • Nerve damage in the leg

  • Muscle cramps (charley horse)

  • Acute leg injury

  • Slipped disc (herniated disc)

  • Varicose veins

  • Dehydration

  • Overuse of leg muscles

  • Torn leg muscle

  • Inflamed leg tendon

Signs & Symptoms of a Leg Injury

  • Pain or weakness in the quadriceps, groin, or hamstrings

  • Weakness or tightness in the calf when trying to walk, climb stairs, or stand

  • Limping when walking

  • Difficulty performing daily activities that require standing and walking

  • Unable to run or jump on the affected leg

  • Sharp pain or weakness in the back of the lower leg when trying to stretch or move the ankle or knee

  • A sudden, sharp pain in the back of the thigh or in the buttocks

  • A throbbing pain at rest with sharp stabs of pain occurring when you try to stand or walk

  • Spasms (a gripping or severe tightening feeling) in the calf, leg or thigh

  • A “pop” sound at the time of injury

  • Pain when stretching or flexing thigh muscles

  • Broken blood vessels, bruising or swelling on leg

  • Numbness or tingling in the thigh or leg

  • Groin pain, swelling, bruising, tightness or spasms

How Do We Treat Leg Pain?

At Iron PT, we will not use a “cookie cutter” treatment for your leg injury. Your highly trained Doctor of Physical Therapy will conduct a thorough one-on-one evaluation to understand your personal goals and uncover the cause and severity of your leg injury. Then, they will create a customized treatment plan incorporating the very latest hands on techniques and exercises to build strength and give you full, pain-free range of motion.

Patient Success Stories

“I developed a shin splint related to the brace I was wearing to support my ankle.  I couldn't run without significant pain and was devastated thinking that I would not be able to achieve my goal.

I have been to physical therapy before with little confidence in the process and the practitioners. However, Dr. Mayes who is a runner and an athlete, is a different kind of physical therapist who provides specific, personal, and targeted attention.  I did not know PTs like him even existed!”

- Naomi, Triathlete  

Next Steps to Relieving your Pain with Iron Physical Therapy…

Call us! Our staff will be happy to speak with you more about possible treatment and answer any questions you may!

Caldwell, New Jersey: (973) 228-4766

Midland Park, New Jersey: (201) 857-8899