Leg Pain Specialist

Source Healthcare

Spine, Sports, & Pain Medicine Center & Interventional Orthopedic and Surgical Pain Medicine Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

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. They offer expert diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of issues that cause leg pain, including sciatica and sports injuries. Don’t let leg pain interfere with your life; call Source Healthcare or book an appointment online today.

Leg Pain Q & A


What causes leg pain?

Occasional aches and pains in your legs due to exercise or spending more time than usual on your feet are a normal reaction. 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. 

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. They examine your legs and may ask you to walk around the office, squat, or stretch so they can observe how your pain affects your mobility. 

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

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