Leg Pain Specialist

IYA Medical

Medical Aesthetics & Interventional Radiology located in Scottsdale, AZ

Leg pain could come from many different sources, so accurate and prompt diagnosis is essential to ensure you receive the best possible treatment. If you have leg pain, Ayad Agha, DO at IYA Medical in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help. The practice has expertise in imaging technology, injectable therapies, and minimally invasive ablation and sclerotherapy techniques to treat the causes of leg pain. Schedule a consultation by calling IYA Medical today or booking an appointment online.

Leg Pain Q & A

What causes leg pain?

Leg pain can develop for all sorts of reasons. Your legs might ache and feel sore after you’ve been physically active or tried something new, or you might sustain an acute injury that causes serious tissue damage and pain. Degenerative joint problems can cause leg pain, too.

Some of the conditions that cause leg pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve Pain
  • Post-traumatic injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Tendinitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Work injuries

Circulatory disorders can also cause leg pain, for example, chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

How is the cause of leg pain diagnosed?

IYA Medical providers begin the diagnostic process by carrying out a physical exam and discussing the details of your symptoms and any other relevant details concerning your health.

Leg pain can occur in any part of your leg and affect:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Blood vessels
  • Nerves
  • Skin

That means there are multiple ways in which your leg could be affected by disease or damage, so it’s likely you’ll need to undergo diagnostic tests as well.

Your provider might take blood to look for signs of infection or disease. They might also want to look at imaging studies such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans.

How is leg pain treated?

Treatment for leg pain varies considerably, depending on the cause of your pain, so an accurate diagnosis is essential. You might need support bandages or a brace for a sprained ankle, for instance, while a DVT would require blood-thinning medication.

Some of the specialist treatments IYA Medical provides include:

PAD treatments

PAD includes conditions like atherosclerosis, which causes hardened arteries, and blood clots. PAD can also lead to critical limb ischemia (CLI). 

Urgent treatment involves thrombolysis to dissolve clots, and thrombectomy to remove or destroy a clot. Atherosclerosis treatment could involve angioplasty to widen the artery and, in some cases, insertion of a stent to keep the artery open.

Varicose vein treatments

Endovascular laser therapy (EVLT) and radiofrequency (RF) ablation are minimally invasive treatments that seal problem veins using heat. Sclerotherapy seals varicose veins using a chemical liquid or foam.  

Epidural injections

You might need an epidural injection in your spine to reduce inflammation and pain if you have a nerve problem like sciatica that’s causing your leg pain.

Regenerative medicine

Stem cell therapies stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissues, and can be very helpful for soft tissue damage like muscle tears, sprains, and strains.

IYA Medical uses an evidence-based approach to address the cause of your leg pain rather than just treating your symptoms. After carefully assessing your condition and other factors like your age and general health, your provider can draw up a personalized treatment program for you.

If you have leg pain, call IYA Medical today or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.