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Leg Pain Specialist

Kasra Amirdelfan, M.D. -  - Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Kasra Amirdelfan, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management Specialist located in Walnut Creek, CA

When you’re living with leg pain, it can significantly impact your overall quality of life and prevent you from doing the things you’ve always loved. At his East Bay practice in Walnut Creek, California, Kasra Amirdelfan, MD, is a world-renowned leader at the forefront of pain management who relies on his advanced expertise when it comes to managing complex conditions like leg pain. To find solutions for your leg pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Amirdelfan online or by phone today.

Leg Pain Q & A

What is leg pain?

Leg pain describes discomfort anywhere in your leg, including your thigh, knee, ankle, and foot. This type of pain can also occur on the front, back, or sides of your limb.

Leg pain can be neurological, musculoskeletal, or vascular, or a combination of all three:

  • Neurological leg pain: involves your nerves
  • Musculoskeletal leg pain: involves your joints, muscles, ligaments, or tendons
  • Vascular leg pain: occurs due to issues with your arteries or blood vessels

In some cases, your leg pain may occur while you’re walking or running, but at other times become an issue while you’re laying down.

What are the symptoms of leg pain?

Because like pain can be caused by neurological, musculoskeletal, or vascular issues, you can experience a wide range of symptoms in addition to pain, including:

  • Numbness or weakness
  • Cramps or aches
  • Throbbing, tingling, or burning

When you have leg pain, it can affect one or both of your legs.

What causes leg pain?

Common causes of leg pain include:

  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Pinched or compressed nerves in the spine
  • Arthritis

Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, can also cause intense like pain.

What is complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS generally develops after your body undergoes a specific trauma, like a broken bone, surgery, heart attack, or stroke. This condition can create discomfort in your leg, foot, or toes. It can also cause changes in your skin, nails, hair, and joints on the affected limb.

Other symptoms of CRPS include swelling, hypersensitivity to cold or touch, and muscle loss, weakness, or spasms. It’s also common to experience reduced mobility.

How is leg pain diagnosed and treated?

During your appointment, Dr. Amirdelfan performs a full physical examination and discusses your symptoms in detail. After reviewing your medical and personal history, he might also recommend additional testing like lab tests, digital imaging, or nerve conduction studies.

After reaching a diagnosis, Dr. Amirdelfan develops a treatment strategy to address your leg pain at the source. Common interventional pain management techniques include:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural injections
  • Intrathecal infusion
  • Interspinous spacers
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
  • Regenerative medicine

Dr. Amirdelfan might also recommend spinal cord stimulation, or SCS, a form of neuromodulation that changes pain signal communication between your nerves and brain.

If you’re suffering from leg pain, call the office of Dr. Kasra Amirdelfan or schedule an appointment online today.