If you’re limited by persistent leg pain, you can benefit from the interventional pain solutions available at the office of Thomas Synek, MD. Dr. Synek specializes in nonsurgical strategies that provide long-lasting pain relief, so you can stay physically active. He tailors treatment plans to your needs using ultrasound-guided joint injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. You can also receive a referral for physical therapy or aquatic therapy to restore function in your legs and keep you pain-free. To schedule a consultation for leg pain, call the Spring, Texas, interventional pain management office or book an appointment online today.

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What causes leg pain?

Acute leg pain can result from overuse injuries to your muscles or your knee or ankle joints. Overuse injuries are common in people who play sports and those who work in manual labor jobs.

When your leg pain is chronic, it may be the result of conditions like:

  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve compression 

You may also experience leg pain because of spine conditions like a herniated disc or sciatica. These conditions cause pain to radiate from your lower back down into your hips and legs.

When should I seek treatment for leg pain?

If you experience chronic leg pain that you can’t treat on your own, or if you have leg numbness or weakness that affects your mobility, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at the office of Thomas Synek, MD. Without treatment, leg pain can worsen and lead to disability.

Dr. Synek offers diagnostic technologies on-site, including computed tomography (CT) scans, X-rays, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify the underlying cause of your leg pain. He also performs a comprehensive physical exam of your legs, knee joints, ankles, and feet to evaluate your range of motion and flexibility.

Based on your test results, Dr. Synek customizes a treatment plan to manage your pain and prevent your condition from worsening.

How is leg pain treated?

Your initial treatment plan for leg pain may involve medications and rest. If oral medications aren’t enough, you may benefit from X-ray-guided injections or ultrasound-guided injections that deliver anti-inflammatories (steroids) and pain relievers directly into painful joints.

Dr. Synek can also use injections of Synvisc-One® in painful knee joints. These injections contain hyaluronic acid, a substance already in your body that lubricates and cushions your joints. Supplemental acids can increase your joint mobility and relieve persistent knee and ankle pain.

In some cases, regenerative therapies can address the underlying damage to your soft tissues that is causing leg pain. Injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells to replace damaged ones.

To help your joints heal more efficiently and to strengthen your muscles, Dr. Synek can refer you for physical therapy and aquatic therapy.

You don’t have to suffer in silence with leg pain anymore. Schedule a consultation online or by calling the office of Thomas Synek, MD, today.