Leg Pain

Expert Care for Leg Pain

Leg pain can have multifactorial causes that range from a localized pulled muscle to chronic nerve issues. Whether it is a long term leg pain or an acute, severe pain, getting your leg pain evaluated by specialists helps determine the source of the pain and finds both short and long term relief.

If you have leg pain that keeps you up at night or gets in the way of your mobility, the team at Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California can help. The team offers expert diagnosis knowledge and treatment for a wide range of issues that cause leg pain including sciatica and sports injuries. Do not let leg pain interfere with your life, call Source Healthcare, or book an appointment online today.

What Causes Leg Pain?

Occasional aches and pains in your legs can occur due to exercise or spending more time than usual on your feet. However, if you have chronic leg pain, it could be a sign of a more serious condition such as peripheral neuropathy or a problem in your lower back like spinal stenosis or compression of your sciatic nerve.

Other causes of leg pain include:

  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament and muscle strains
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Shin splints
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Varicose veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Additionally, if you have a problem with your feet, ankles, knees, or hips, it could lead to leg pain.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that develops when you have nerve damage or another issue that causes a problem with your nerves. Your peripheral nerves extend from your spine to carry signals throughout your body.

Diabetes is a common cause of peripheral neuropathy, but you may develop the symptoms after an injury or if you have a tumor or other inflammatory condition that compresses one of your nerves.

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How is the Cause of Leg Pain Diagnosed?

The doctors at Source Healthcare provide comprehensive exams including radiologic testing and nerve conduction studies. Your doctor talks to you in detail about your symptoms, overall health, and lifestyle, and proceeds to examine your legs and may ask you to walk around the office, squat, or stretch, to observe how your pain affects your mobility.

Tests such as X-rays, MRIs, and nerve conduction studies allow your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and locate the problem.

How is Leg Pain Treated?

The team at Source Healthcare provides customized treatment plans to address the root cause of your leg pain while also alleviating your discomfort. For example, if you have an injury, your doctor may recommend:

  • Immobilization
  • Regenerative medicine such as stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy

The doctors can also help you implement lifestyle adjustments to reduce your leg pain. For example, they may recommend that you change your diet and exercise habits to lose weight. Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the physical stress on your legs and can also improve your circulation.

Source Healthcare is the preferred destination for innovative treatments such as stem-cell therapy and PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Stem cells are a type of special cells that can develop into different specialized cells such as brain cells or muscle cells. In adults, stem cells can be sourced from the bone marrow, fat tissue, or from the circulating blood. These cells have active biological components that contribute to healing by regenerating affected tissues.

At Source Healthcare, our interventional specialists isolate stem cells and administer them using real-time imaging ( fluoroscopy or ultrasound).

PRP is isolated from the patient’s blood by drawing a small sample and centrifuging it to separate the plasma rich component. PRP is injected into the affected area to boost the production of wound healing proteins, growth factors, and other components that enhance the recovery of affected tissues.

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Source Healthcare is the #1 Pain Management Center in Santa Monica

The mission of our support staff and interventional specialists at Source Healthcare is to offer advanced spine, sports, orthopedic, and regenerative medicine in Santa Monica. Our exceptional team of interventional specialists is headed by Dr. Timothy Davis, MD, and ably supported by Dr. Daniel Fung, MD and Dr. Annie Layno-Moses, MD.

These specialists have rich experience that spans over three decades and they have made a real difference to the quality of life of thousands of clients in Santa Monica and surrounding areas.

The benefits of our ongoing commitment to education and clinical research extend to our client base as we offer cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments using the best practices and pain management protocols. We are focused on fostering strong patient-doctor relationships while ensuring generous appointment times to offer a thorough evaluation.

If you have leg pain that keeps you awake at night or interferes with your life in other ways, call Source Healthcare. Book an appointment online today for expert, personalized treatments to alleviate your pain and restore your quality of life.

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