Leg Pain Specialist

Pain Care, LLC

Interventional Spine & Pain Management located in Stockbridge, Newnan, Mcdonough, Johns Creek, & Griffin, GA

Leg pain can strike at any time, making it difficult to walk the dog, go for a drive, or climb a flight of stairs. At Pain Care, LLC, the team of interventional spine and pain management experts offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of leg pain. Following an exam, they can determine the source of your discomfort and make recommendations to help you feel better. To make an appointment at the nearest Metro Atlanta office in Stockbridge, Griffin, Newnan, McDonough, or Johns Creek, Georgia, call or book online today.

Leg Pain Q & A

What is leg pain?

Leg pain is any discomfort, aching, or stiffness that affects one (or both) of your legs. Often, it occurs due to sprains or strains, but it can also point to a more serious underlying issue. 

Most types of leg pain resolve on their own and respond to at-home treatments, like ice and rest. If your symptoms continue or they get worse, contact the team at Pain Care, LLC.

What are the types of leg pain?

Leg pain falls into three distinct categories:

Musculoskeletal pain

Musculoskeletal leg pain occurs due to issues with your joints, bones, muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Common causes of musculoskeletal leg pain include fractures, falls, and osteoarthritis. 

Vascular pain

Vascular pain occurs due to conditions that affect your circulatory system. Common causes of vascular leg pain include peripheral artery disease (PAD), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and varicose veins.

Neurological pain

Neurological leg pain occurs due to conditions that affect your nerves. Common causes of neurological leg pain include restless leg syndrome, neuropathy, and sciatica.

What causes leg pain?

The team at Pain Care, LLC, treats leg pain caused by various conditions, including:

  • Cramps
  • Muscle strain
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Gout
  • Diabetes
  • Varicose veins
  • Herniated discs
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica

You might also experience leg pain due to benign or cancerous tumors. 

How is leg pain diagnosed?

To diagnose leg pain, your Pain Care, LLC, provider reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms, including when they first started and if any activities make them worse. Next, your provider examines your leg and has you do a series of easy stretches and range of motion exercises.

If these measures don’t provide enough information to determine the source of your pain, your provider might order additional tests like blood work, ultrasound, X-rays, an MRI, or electromyography. 

How is leg pain treated?

Treatment of leg pain depends on several factors, including the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your daily life. Usually, the team at Pain Care, LLC, recommends conservative, minimally invasive treatments, such as:

  • Ice and heat therapy
  • Rest
  • Taking over-the-counter pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Activity modification
  • Joint injections
  • Regenerative medicine (PRP or stem cell therapy)
  • Prescription medication
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation

If these treatments don’t ease your symptoms or improve your quality of life, your provider might recommend surgical intervention.

For example, if your leg pain is due to spinal stenosis, the team might recommend the Vertiflex™ Procedure. If your pain is due to a herniated disc, you might benefit from decompression discectomy. These minimally invasive procedures boast outstanding results and quick recovery times.  

To learn more about the various treatment options for leg pain, make an appointment at Pain Care, LLC, by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.