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Differential Diagnosis of Leg Pain

The differential diagnosis of leg pain includes the following:
  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Fracture

Treatment of Leg Pain

  • Acupuncture:
    • SJ-5 (corresponding arm point of the dorsal foot and anterior lower leg) [Backer2010, pg 132].
    • PC-6 (corresponding arm point of the posterior lower leg) [Backer2010, pg 132].
    • GB-30 (local point of lower limb) [Backer2010, pg 128]; (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • GB-34 (local point of lower limb) [Backer2010, pg 128]; (constant pain of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 51]; (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • GB-39 (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • GB-40 (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • K-8 (Intermittent pain/neuralgia of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 53]; (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 57].
    • UB-40 (constant pain of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 51].
    • UB-54 (local point of lower limb) [Backer2010, pg 128].
    • UB-57 (constant pain of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 51].
    • UB-62 (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • GB-39 (local point of lower limb) [Backer2010, pg 128]; (Intermittent pain/neuralgia of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 53].
    • St-31 (constant pain of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 51]; (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • St-32 (Intermittent pain/neuralgia of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 53]; (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • St-34 (Intermittent pain/neuralgia of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 53]; (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • St-35 (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • St-36 (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • St-42 (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 55].
    • Sp-3 (constant pain of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 51]; (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 57].
    • Sp-6 (constant pain of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 51].
    • Liv-3 (constant pain of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 51]; (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 57].
    • Liv-6 (Intermittent pain/neuralgia of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 53]; (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 57].
    • Huatuo Jiaji L3-S1 (distal points) [Backer2010, pg 128].
    • Ex-36 Ba Feng (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 57].
    • Auricular: Shenmen, Adrenal (constant pain of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pg 51].
    • Auricular: Shenmen, Sympathetic (Intermittent pain/neuralgia of lower leg) [Chaitow1984, pp 51, 53].
    • Auricular: Ankle, Shenmen, Knee (general leg pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 57].

References for Leg Pain