Leg Pain

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Leg Pain

You expect sports injuries and accidents to cause leg pain, but you may be surprised to learn that nerve and blood vessel problems also affect your legs. At Alliance Spine & Pain, you receive today’s most advanced treatments for easing your leg pain. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices in Austell, Augusta, Woodstock, Atlanta, Marietta, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Jasper, Cartersville, Dallas, Suwanee, Covington, Carrollton, Canton, Sandy Springs, Douglasville, Peachtree City, or Roswell, Georgia, or book one online today.

Leg Pain Q & A

What causes leg pain?

The causes of leg pain fall into three general categories:

Musculoskeletal problems

Most leg pain comes from problems in your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. The leading causes include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle cramps
  • Ligament tears
  • Stress fractures
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Shin splints

Problems in your feet can also result in leg pain.

Nerve conditions

Leg pain often develops as a result of inflamed and injured nerves. You could have peripheral neuropathy, which damages the nerves in your legs. However, leg pain can also begin with pinched nerves in your lower back that send pain radiating down your legs.

Blood vessel conditions

Leg pain is a leading symptom of clogged arteries (peripheral artery disease), poor vein circulation (venous insufficiency), and blood clots (deep vein thrombosis). These conditions affect circulation in your legs. Without treatment from a vascular specialist, you can develop dangerous complications, like non-healing ulcers and severe infections.

What other symptoms accompany leg pain?

Leg pain is different for each person. Your pain may be constant or intermittent, develop suddenly or gradually, and affect the entire leg or a specific area. Some people describe their pain as stabbing or sharp; others have a dull ache or tingling.

If your leg pain is caused by musculoskeletal conditions, you may also experience:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Back pain
  • Leg or muscle weakness
  • Skin redness or warmth
  • Inability to put weight on your leg
  • Popping or grinding sounds in the joints

Vascular conditions typically cause skin rashes and discolored, thickened skin before non-healing ulcers appear.

How is leg pain treated?

If you have severe, sudden pain or chronic pain that persists after treatments like medications and physical therapy, you can get the relief you need at Alliance Spine & Pain.

The providers specialize in treatments that work by targeting the root cause of your pain. Your provider may recommend treatments such as:

  • Joint injections
  • Genicular nerve block
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Selective nerve root block

Joint injections may contain a steroid (to reduce inflammation) or hyaluronic acid, a treatment that lubricates and relieves pain in arthritic joints. 

The other procedures in this list stop pain signals from traveling through specific nerves. Blocking nerve signals eases your discomfort because your brain doesn’t perceive the pain. 

Don’t let leg pain limit your life. Call Alliance Spine & Pain or request an appointment online today.