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Leg Pain

What Hurts?


Leg pain can be a pervasive and distressing issue, significantly impacting daily activities. In the domain of orthopedics, we explore the intricacies of leg pain, examining the conditions that may contribute to it, emphasizing the importance of seeking a medical evaluation, detailing potential treatments by orthopedic specialists, and outlining initial steps towards seeking help.

About Leg Pain in Orthopedics

Orthopedic-related leg pain spans a spectrum of conditions affecting bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. From acute injuries to chronic issues, orthopedic specialists aim to diagnose and address these conditions to restore optimal function and alleviate discomfort.

Conditions that Cause Leg Pain

Leg pain may be attributed to various orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Muscle Strains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes

Why You Should Get a Medical Evaluation

Seeking a medical evaluation for leg pain is crucial for several reasons:

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Professional assessment helps identify the specific orthopedic cause of leg pain.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: A medical evaluation ensures a personalized approach, addressing your unique condition and needs.
  • Preventing Complications: Early intervention can prevent the progression of orthopedic issues and minimize potential complications.

How an Orthopedic Doctor May Treat Leg Pain

Orthopedic specialists employ various treatments for leg pain, including:

  • Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises and stretches to improve strength, flexibility, and alleviate pain.
  • Medications: Prescribed pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs to manage leg pain.
  • Joint Injections: Injections into specific joints to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Therapeutic Injections: Injections to reduce inflammation in muscles, tendons, or joints.
    • Corticosteroid Injections
    • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
    • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
    • Bursa Injections
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Local Anesthetic Injections
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Joint Injections
    • Nerve Block Injections
    • Ganglion Impar Blocks
    • Prolotherapy Injections
    • Radiofrequency Ablation Injections
    • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
    • Piriformis Muscle Injections
    • Iliotibial (IT) Band Injections
    • Epidural Blood Patch
    • Lumbar Discography
    • Disc Decompression Injections
    • Viscosupplementation Injections
  • Surgical Interventions: In cases of severe structural issues, surgical procedures may be considered, such as joint replacement or repair.
    • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
    • Knee Replacement Surgery
    • Meniscus Repair
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Femoral Osteotomy
    • Tibial Osteotomy
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Fusion
    • Achilles Tendon Repair
    • Plantar Fascia Release
    • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
    • Lumbar Decompression Surgery
    • Lumbar Fusion Surgery
    • Discectomy
    • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation
    • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery for PAD
    • Varicose Vein Surgery

Taking First Steps Towards Getting Help

If you're experiencing leg pain, taking the first steps towards getting help involves:

  • Consulting an Orthopedic Specialist: Schedule a consultation with our experienced orthopedic team for a comprehensive evaluation.
  • Providing Detailed Information: Share specific details about your pain, including its nature, onset, and any triggering activities.
  • Actively Participating in Your Care: Be an engaged participant in your treatment plan, following recommendations and communicating changes in your condition.

Taking the First Step

If you're ready to take control of your back and spine pain, the first step is reaching out to our experienced team. Don't let pain limit your life any longer. Schedule a consultation, and let us work together to craft a plan that suits your unique needs and lifestyle.