When to see a doctor
When you are first injured, the Henry Ford sports medicine team recommends the RICE method, which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. If you think you have a severe injury or if your leg pain persist after a few days, contact a doctor immediately.
Reasons to see a doctor for a leg injury include:
- Redness not going away
- Worsening bruising
- Tenderness in a specific area
- Trouble walking
- Cannot put any weight on the injured leg
How we treat leg injuries
When you come to Henry Ford with a leg injury, a sports medicine physician will begin by performing a complete physical exam and going over your medical history. If necessary, we’ll arrange an X-ray, MRI or CT scan to make an accurate diagnosis. After a diagnosis has been made, we’ll design a custom treatment plan that may involve physical therapy or — as a last resort — surgery.