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Leg Pain Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Ravi Panjabi, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine located in Castro Valley, CA, Fremont, CA & San Ramon, CA

Between sports injuries, repetitive stress, and degenerative conditions, leg pain affects people of all ages, taking them out of the game and making it impossible to stay active. Ravi Panjabi, MD, at Advanced Pain Management offers customized care using advanced solutions for leg pain and another closely related problem, hip pain. If you need help with leg pain, call one of the offices in Castro Valley, Fremont, or San Ramon, California, or schedule an appointment online today.

Leg Pain

What causes leg pain?

Leg pain develops from a wide range of health problems, including musculoskeletal problems, inflammation, blood vessel issues, and nerve conditions.

Musculoskeletal conditions

The top causes of leg pain involve the bones and soft tissues. Examples of painful conditions include ligament and tendon tears, hamstring injuries, sprains, fractures, growing pains, and the full array of knee and ankle problems.

Inflammatory conditions

Arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis represent three of the most common inflammatory conditions responsible for leg pain.

Vascular conditions

Leg pain is a primary symptom of peripheral artery disease, venous insufficiency, and deep vein thrombosis.

Nerve conditions

Damaged and inflamed nerves frequently cause leg pain. Two common nerve conditions affecting the legs are peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. Pinched nerves in your lower spine can cause severe pain that radiates down your legs.

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain typically occurs due to degenerative changes, overuse injuries, and sports injuries. 

A few of the most common causes of hip pain include: 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strains
  • Labral tears
  • Synovitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Hip fractures
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Hip impingement

 

A pinched nerve in your lower back can also result in hip pain. 

What other symptoms accompany leg and hip pain?

 

You may have additional symptoms, such as:

 

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Loss of movement
  • Joint instability
  • Lower back pain

 

You may also have a hard time placing weight on the affected leg.

What treatments alleviate leg and hip pain?

The first line of treatment for leg and hip pain involves conventional therapies such as rest, immobilization, activity modification, physical therapy, and medications to reduce inflammation.

When acute or chronic pain doesn’t respond well to conservative therapies, it’s time to consider the advanced interventional and regenerative treatments available at Advanced Pain Management.

Your provider takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to treating leg and hip pain. They create a customized treatment plan for you that may include one or more of the following:

  • Medication management
  • Joint injections
  • Epidural injections
  • PRP injections
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Disc decompression

Interventional treatments such as nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and radiofrequency ablation use different techniques to stop nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. When your brain doesn’t get the message, you stop feeling the same level of pain.

Don’t wait to seek relief from leg or hip pain. Call Advanced Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.