I have had pain in my left leg for about a week now; it started out on the back of my thigh, accompanied with random bruises. It has moved down to my calf and the back of my heel and my toes. My thigh still hurts the most though. I have not been hit or anything to cause a bruise. Any ideas as to what may be causing this?
The pain sounds like it’s happening because of pressure on the nerves going to your legs, if the pressure shifts it changes what and where the pain is. This happens when there are tight muscles in your lower back pressing onto the nerves going to your legs. I don’t know if that has anything to do with the bruising. Here’s how to free up your back muscles to get the pressure off the nerves:
(do from a sitting position)
Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
leg pain:What would cause random bruising and leg pain?
Dr. Beck shows 3 simple and effective streches for back and leg pain. These healthy stretches from a Chiropractor can help give relief just from following these easy exercises. Wellness and health start from taking care of your body and visiting a wellness health provider like a Chiropractor.
My own legs, dead leaves and the floor of Lyon’s Fine Arts museum courtyard…