Our leg pain specialist at the Ramos Center is available to assist you in identifying the cause of your pain and recommending the most appropriate treatment option for your specific situation. Schedule an appointment today by calling us or booking online. We offer several convenient locations, including Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL.


Do you suffer from persistent leg pain? Read on to learn about common diagnoses associated with leg pain and the treatments available to alleviate your discomfort. Our healthcare professionals will design a personalized treatment plan that suits your specific requirements.


  • Disc Degeneration and Disc Spondylosis
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Disc Herniation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Radiculitis
  • Sciatica
  • Persistent Post Spine Surgery Pain
  • Sacroiliitis


  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Tendon Sheath Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators
  • DRG Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Sympathetic Plexus Blocks
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • MILD procedure
  • Physical Therapy

If you are experiencing leg pain, there are several effective treatments available at Ramos Center, from injections to therapy. To book an appointment, please call us or visit our website to fill out our appointment request form. Our legs are comprised of various muscle groups, including the abductors, adductors, quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius (calf muscles), and peroneals, and any of these muscles can cause leg pain, which is often caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injuries in the joints, bones, or soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, or cartilage.

What are the indications that my leg pain may be serious?

If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms, it is essential to seek immediate medical attention as they may be indicative of serious leg pain:

  • Deep cut or an exposed bone or tendon
  • Inability to walk or put weight on your legs
  • Pain, swelling, redness or warmth in the calf area
  • Popping or grinding sounds during a leg injury

Additional symptoms that require prompt medical attention are:

  • Signs of infection, such as redness, warmth, tenderness, and fever greater than 100ºF
  • A swollen, pale, or unusually cool leg
  • Calf pain, especially after prolonged sitting
  • Swelling in the legs accompanied by breathing difficulties.

Additional leg pain indicators that can lead to further complications are:

  • Pain during or after walking
  • Swelling in both legs
  • Increasing pain
  • Symptoms that do not improve after a few days of home care, including rest
  • Painful varicose veins.

What are the possible causes of leg pain not related to an injury?

Leg pain can result from prolonged activity or strenuous exercise, leading to overuse injuries, even if there is no physical trauma. Some examples of overuse injuries are:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle strains or tears
  • Muscle cramps, which may occur due to physical activity or dehydration, especially when exercising in hot environments.

Other potential causes of leg pain include vascular diseases that affect blood vessels, such as thrombophlebitis, peripheral arterial disease, and phlebitis. Peripheral arterial diseases can cause cramping pain during predictable levels of exercise that improve with rest.

Additionally, diseases like lupus, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint pain, stiffness, and swelling in the legs. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or strokes may also result in tingling, numbness, or partial or complete loss of function in one or both legs.

What is causing the intense pain in my legs?

Leg pain can be caused by overuse, injuries, or wear and tear in the bones, joints, and soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Lower spine problems like sciatica can also result in leg pain. Here are some common causes of leg pain:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • ACL injury (tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Bone cancer
  • Broken leg
  • Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  • Chronic exertional compartment syndrome
  • Claudication
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)
  • Growing pains
  • Growth plate fractures
  • Hamstring injury
  • Herniated disk
  • Infection
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Knee bursitis (inflammation of bursa in the knee joint)
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Muscle cramp
  • Muscle strain
  • Night leg cramps
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  • Paget’s disease of bone
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Septic arthritis
  • Shin splints
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Thrombophlebitis (a blood clot in the leg)
  • Torn meniscus
  • Varicose veins

What are some ways to alleviate leg pain?

If your leg pain is due to cramps or a minor injury, you can usually treat it at home using the following remedies:

  • Rest your legs as much as possible
  • Elevate the painful leg with pillows
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate discomfort during the recovery process
  • Wear compression socks or stockings for support
  • Apply ice
  • Take a warm bath and stretch

For inquiries about leg pain and its treatment, please contact the Ramos Center for Interventional Medicine in Florida. Our compassionate professionals are committed to delivering the highest level of care at each visit to every patient. We have several convenient locations in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Dunedin, and St. Petersburg, FL. Please visit our Locations page to find the nearest center to you. We serve patients from Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Palmetto, Laurel, Venice, Englewood, Memphis, Cortez, Port Charlotte, and Dunedin, FL.