Leg pain, whether it develops in the lower leg, knee area or upper leg, interferes with your ability to walk, stand, and sit down to relax. At Texas Pain Institute, we offer chronic pain management services for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake, and the nearby areas of Texas who live with leg pain.
What is Leg Pain?
Leg pain is an indication of problems within the knee or inflammation around the nerves that start in the spine, typically the lumbar region. Chronic leg pain may involve a continuous discomfort or episodic pain that occurs only when you use certain body movements, such as bending over, twisting your body, or lying down.
Do I Have Leg Pain?
Chronic leg pain is defined as having pain that lasts for more than three months and may include one or more of the following symptoms:
- Cramping or stiffness around the knee joint
- Instability or weakness in the knee joint
- Numbness, burning, or sharp pains
- Difficulty walking due to a weak sensation in the leg
Chronic leg pain may be isolated to one leg or it may affect both legs.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Leg Pain?
Interventional pain management for leg pain allows you to dedicate your time and energy to healing the underlying cause of your condition, whether it is due to arthritis in the knee, inflammation, or a type of overuse injury. Our treatments are not intended to remedy the issue that is causing your pain, and we work closely with your primary physician, orthopedic specialist, physical therapist, and other clinicians on your care team to find the best pain management option for you.
How is Leg Pain Treated?
After we review your medical, symptom and treatment history and study the notes that are sent by your physician and specialists, we perform a comprehensive examination that includes body movements to determine the source of your chronic leg pain. We use our findings to guide our recommendation, which may include:
- Injections to numb the nerves and prevent pain signals
- Nerve blocks to disrupt and reduce pain signals sent from the affected nerves to the brain
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Leg Pain?
You may have reduced pain immediately after the treatment, or it may take up to three days to notice a difference. In some cases, the full effects of treatment take up to three weeks. With time, your leg pain may resolve completely, or you may need follow-up therapies to manage the discomfort.
Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team provide chronic pain management therapies for the residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake, and the surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.