Throbbing Leg Pain
Facts About Throbbing Leg Pain
There are all number of reasons why someone would be suffering from throbbing leg pain. It can be because of some sort of external injury such as a cut, bite or other wound. It can also be from some sort of blunt force trauma, such as a knee or ankle sprain. Other reasons could be that the muscles are in pain due to overly exerting them in some physical exercise. It could also be possible that it is some sort of bone problem such as arthritis or rheumatism. The reasons can of course be many and varied and whether or not someone knows why they are experiencing such pains it is always best to consult a medical professional.
External injuries and wounds
Throbbing leg pain can often be explained by some sort of external injury or wound. Accidental cuts on the foot by stepping in broken glass, falling over and grazing or injuring a knee in contact sports and wounds caused through violence with knives or guns are all relatively common causes of throbbing leg pain. All of these types of injuries should be attended to as soon as possible to prevent risk of infection. If at the site of the accident and the injured person cannot walk, a splint may even need to be constructed. Impromptu bandages can be made from items of clothing if necessary to stop any blood flowing.
Blunt force trauma: sprains and ligament tears
There are two types of sprains which can be responsible for throbbing leg pain - ones that affect the opposite side to the side of the leg that was struck (this is the more serious) and ones that affect the side of the leg where the blow took place (this is usually not as serious as the first kind). In both types though, bruising and intense pain can occur. It's also common to tear ligaments or pull tendons during sports or exercise. But this is also common for everyday activities such as walking or falling down stairs or slipping on ice. It's very important to see a medical professional as soon as possible after this type of blunt force injury to rule out the possibility of any broken bones or serious sprains.
Arthritis and rheumatism
Bone problems can also lead to throbbing leg pain. Arthritis is a common problem that affects the elderly, but isn't restricted to them. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones slowly deteriorate over time. Rheumatism is throbbing pain that comes usually when there are changes in the weather - usually the onset of a cold front. All these conditions can be treated with natural methods to lessen the pain, but once again, medical attention should be sought.
Bites and stings
Throbbing leg pain can also be a result of the bites and stings of animals. Insects such as wasps, bees are not cause for concern usually, but might need medical attention if the victim happens to be allergic to the toxins from these insects. Snake, spider and scorpion bites are common in tropical parts of the world, but in some parts can be even common in urban areas. In these cases, medical attention should be sought immediately as the bites from these animals can be lethal in many cases. Bites and mauling from animals such as dogs, cats and bears should also be tended to immediately to reduce the risk of conditions such as rabies.