Painful Leg (one leg) Treatment
Treatment for leg pain depends on the underlying cause.
Treatment for leg pain may include:
- Apply a cold compress:
- Wrap ice in a moist hand towel. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.
- Apply for 20-30 minutes, every 1-2 hours, for the first few days.
- Elevate the leg.
- Elastic wrap
- Leg cast or splint
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Celecoxib (Celebrex)
- Narcotic pain medication:
- Antibiotics for leg skin infections:
- Antibiotics for joint infections
- Surgery for leg fracture
- Physical therapy for leg pain
Painful Leg (one leg) Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat leg pain:
Continue to Painful Leg (one leg) Home Care
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