Limb pain can affect all aspects of ones life experiencing the pain. If the area affected is the arm, it can have a dramatic result on many daily necessity activities such as brushing hair or teeth, getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, etc. If the affected limb happens to be the leg, it can affect activities such as walking. Common causes of leg pains are low amounts of calcium, potassium, sodium, or low amounts of magnesium in your blood. Dehydration is also a major factor that contributes to limb pain. Strain of muscles or overuse of the muscles which usually happens in the event of over exercising or the muscle being in one position for a long period of time. Leg pain can also be caused by any types of injury such as a stress fracture, shin splints, tendinitis, and overstretched muscles. Other factors that may contribute to limb pain are blood clots, nerve damage, inflammation caused by arthritis or gout, varicose veins, cellulitis, or osteomyelitis. Less common causes may include: bone tumors, or sciatic nerve pain. People that experience limb pain with young children can also have difficulty lifting and playing with the children, which may also lead to deeper problems than limb pain. The person with the limb pain may also begin to feel isolated if they remain inside due to the agonizing pain. Things such as these may later lead to depression. Limb pain may also be a leading cause of lack of sleep. While the victim of the pain is experiencing the agonizing feeling of discomfort, sleep may be the first thing to go. It is wise to get the help necessary to treat the pain as soon as it arises in order to break free from the symptoms they may cause such as those just discussed. If you have been experiencing any type of limb pain and have any questions about how we can help, please feel free to give our scheduling coordinators a call. They are specialized and trained to get you in with one of the board certified pain management physicians that can best be equipped to suit your needs. Once scheduled, if you have had a recent MRI of the area causing the pain and would like us to review the MRI, please remember to bring the films or CD to your appointment. It you have not had an MRI done and your physician feels it is necessary, we have both open and high field closed MRIs available at some of our many locations. Ask for details if a MRI will be necessary for your limb pain treatment. We are happy to help. It is our goal to help you get to feeling like yourself again.