Management of Leg Pain in Polycystic Kidney Disease
Kidney cysts resulting from PKD that form in the kidneys and occasionally on the liver can also cause leg pain.
How can patients manage leg pain in PKD?
Medications. Usually, when the pain is mild, the doctor will prescribe some over-the-counter medications to control it.
Surgery. This is recommended for cases who suffer from more severe and constant pain. Surgery is adopted to shrink cysts, and it can also relieve pain. However, patients should be clear that this operation provides only temporary relief and usually fail to prevent the disease's development into Renal Failure.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This is a natural herbal therapy applied externally on the kidney area. Herbal bags containing dozens of herbal medicines are soaked previously in penetrants, and then placed on the lower back part.
With the use of osmosis device, effective ingredients of herbal medicines will infiltrate into kidneys through the main channels. Then, these medicines can take effect to improve the renal blood circulation, shrink the cysts in size gradually, and provide rich nutrients to speed up the process of kidney repair. Once the cysts are shrunk, their pressure to other tissues will be reduced, and the underlying cause of leg pain is eliminated.
Besides, people can make some changes to develop a healthy lifestyle, which include:
▪ Have a good control of blood pressure.
▪ Do not smoke or use tobacco.
▪ Limit how much alcohol you drink.