Management for Chronic Hip, Leg, and Foot Pain at Shepherd Center

Interventional pain management and treatments for chronic hip, leg, and foot pain

Hip, leg, and foot pain can be any persistent pain in the lower back, hip, buttock, upper thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle, or foot. Pain in these areas may be caused by injury, nerve damage, muscle inflammation, or joint problems. When pain in the hip, leg, or foot becomes chronic, the exact source of the pain can be difficult to identify and complex to treat.

Since its inception, the Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute has used a multidisciplinary approach to help patients find the root cause of their pain while providing specialized and innovative treatment plans to restore and improve quality of life.

This comprehensive and holistic approach to chronic pain management includes a variety of treatment options such as interventional pain management treatments, physical therapy, pain psychology, and referrals to other specialists and clinics at Shepherd Center. 

Common Hip, Leg, and Foot Pain Conditions We Treat

  • Ankle sprains 
  • Bursitis of the hip and kneecap 
  • Complex regional pain syndrome 
  • Goosefoot (pes anserine) bursitis of the knee 
  • High ankle sprain
  • Inflammatory arthritis of the hip
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Meniscus tear 
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Osteonecrosis of the hip (avascular necrosis) 
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee 
  • Phantom limb pain 
  • Piriformis syndrome 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runner's knee
  • Sciatica
  • Spasms, spasticity, and contractures
  • Tendonitis 

Interventional Pain Management Treatments for the Hip, Leg, and Foot

The Pain Institute offers many interventional pain management treatments to help treat and manage chronic spine pain. Your dedicated care team of pain specialists will tailor your treatment approach based on your conditions and symptoms. Interventional pain management can include procedure-based interventions and invasive procedures. Common treatments offered for the hip, leg, and foot at the Pain Institute include:

  • Botox injections
  • Fluoroscopic guided injections 
  • Genicular nerve blocks and ablations 
  • Intracapsular (glenoid) injections
  • Intrathecal pumps
  • Knee injections 
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Peripheral nerve stimulators
  • Piriformis injections 
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections 
  • Prolotherapy
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Trigger point injections 
  • Ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal nerve blocks 
  • Visco-supplementation

For more details about these treatments, please call the Pain Institute at 404-603-4203.

Physical Therapy for Chronic Hip, Leg, and Foot Pain

To complement interventional pain management treatments, your pain specialist may also recommend physical therapy as part of your comprehensive treatment plan. Our dedicated physical therapist uses a variety of techniques and strategies to help reduce pain, improve strength, and increase endurance. Each physical therapy treatment plan is individually tailored to meet your goals and optimize outcomes.

Learn More about Physical Therapy for Pain

The physical therapist in the Pain Institute performs therapy on a patient as they are laying down holding a weighted ball overhead

Patient Testimonial

Dr. Shaw treated me with compassion and kindness, while acting quickly to relieve the pain and begin the healing process. I’m beyond grateful for his medical expertise and quick, decisive medical attention to help me not only walk again but also to get back in the air and do what I love as a flight attendant!

Lesley Douglas
Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute 

Shepherd Director of Psychology, Laurie Nash, sits in her office with patient, Quinn Hogan.

Psychological Therapy Services for Chronic Hip, Leg, and Foot Pain

Our comprehensive approach to pain management also addresses the psychological and emotional responses to pain — such as stress, anxiety, or depression — which can often contribute to a vicious cycle of pain. Our dedicated pain psychologist is trained to help people with chronic pain improve their conditions and symptoms for the mind, body, and soul. Both individual and group sessions are available and use evidence-based techniques such as biofeedback, mindfulness-based training, and cognitive behavioral restructuring. 

Learn More about Psychological Therapy for Pain

Appointments and Referrals for the Pain Institute

Located within Shepherd Center in Atlanta, the Pain Institute offers convenient access and free parking. A variety of scheduling options are provided, including repeat appointment times when available. As a one-stop shop for chronic pain, patients have access to the most comprehensive pain services, from a visit with a dedicated pain specialist to physical therapy, pain psychology, and more.

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Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute at Shepherd Center

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Our Address

2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1465

Clinic Hours

Monday to Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

8:30 a.m. - Noon ET