Leg Pain

Cardio Metabolic Institute

Multi-Specialty Group located in Somerset, Monroe Twp, East Brunswick, and Edison, NJ

Leg pain can occur for a number of reasons, from sports injuries and wear-and-tear, to blood clots and poor circulation (and everything in between). At Cardio Metabolic Institute in Somerset, Monroe Township, and East Brunswick, New Jersey, you have access to a team of highly skilled physicians, including podiatrists and cardiologists, who can diagnose and treat your leg pain right in the office. Before living another day with leg pain, get started on treatment by booking an evaluation online. You can also call your most convenient location directly.

Leg Pain Q & A

Why do I have leg pain?

Between all of the bones, joints, connective tissues, nerves, and veins in your legs, pain can stem from a number of different issues. Some of the most common causes of leg pain include:

  • Fractures, including stress fractures
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Arthritis, including gout
  • Strains or sprains 
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Varicose veins 
  • Shin splints 
  • Neuropathy 

Leg pain can even be tied to issues in your lower spine, like sciatica, spinal stenosis, or a herniated disc. 

When should I see a doctor for leg pain?

Because the underlying cause of leg pain could stem from a serious health issue, like circulation problems, it’s important to schedule an evaluation at Cardio Metabolic Institute as soon as your leg pain begins. The physicians encourage you to come in right away if your leg pain is:

  • Associated with swelling (edema)
  • Preventing you from working or exercising 
  • Leading to throbbing or burning sensations
  • Worsening or not improving within a few days
  • Making it uncomfortable for you to bear weight on your leg

You should also come into Cardio Metabolic Institute right away if you notice any physical issues, such as swollen or engorged veins, or bruising. 

What is the treatment for leg pain?

After conducting any essential on-site diagnostic tests, such as an ultrasound or X-ray, your physician can let you know which type of treatment may be best for you. Your leg pain treatment plan may include:

  • Sclerotherapy 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Endovenous thermal ablation
  • Night splints or a walking boot
  • Blood thinner or diuretic medications
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Cardio Metabolic Institute also proudly offers the Venefit™ targeted endovenous therapy for treatment of painful varicose veins. 

This minimally invasive treatment uses radiofrequency energy to gently damage veins, so blood has to circulate to healthier veins. Over time, targeted veins fade away.

No matter what’s causing your leg pain or how minor or severe your symptoms may seem, you have plenty of options for treatment at Cardio Metabolic Institute. Your dedicated physician focuses on both treatment and prevention, so you can expect lasting relief. 

Schedule your leg-pain evaluation at Cardio Metabolic Institute today. Click on the online booking feature or call any office to speak with a team member.