Leg Pain Specialist

Vascular & Interventional Institute of Louisville

Mahmoud Samman, MD

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist & Endovascular Surgeon located in Louisville, KY

Leg pain has a variety of potential causes ranging from peripheral artery disease (PAD) and venous insufficiency to sports injuries and herniated discs. Mahmoud Samman, MD, and the team at Vascular & Interventional Institute of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, use state-of-the-art interventional radiology services to diagnose and treat the root cause of your leg pain. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today for expert treatments for leg pain.

Leg Pain Q&A

What causes leg pain?

Many conditions and injuries can cause leg pain. Some of the most common causes of leg pain include:


  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) 
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament and tendon tears
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Bursitis and tendinitis
  • Neuropathy
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis


Identifying the condition causing your pain is critical to creating an effective treatment plan.


When should I talk to a doctor about leg pain?

If you overdo it at the gym or have a mild injury, your leg pain should go away on its own with a couple of days of rest and at-home care. 

You should contact the team at Vascular & Interventional Institute of Louisville about your leg pain if it doesn’t get better with rest or if it increases. 

Additionally, if you have other health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes that can affect your blood vessels or nerves, you should talk to a doctor about your pain. 


How is the cause of leg pain diagnosed?

Dr. Samman and his team at Vascular & Interventional Institute of Louisville provide state-of-the-art testing to diagnose the cause of your leg pain. They begin with a thorough consultation, asking about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. 

Depending on your condition, they might recommend X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, or MRIs to examine the inside of your body in more detail. Their diagnostic tests are minimally or noninvasive outpatient procedures. 


How is leg pain treated?

Treatment for leg pain depends on the condition causing it. Some of the most common procedures for leg pain at Vascular & Interventional Institute of Louisville include:

Epidural injections

Epidural injections deliver a powerful anti-inflammatory into your spine, reducing the swelling that can compress nerves and cause leg pain. 

Joint aspiration and injections

The team offers needle aspirations to drain excess fluid from your joints, including Baker’s cysts. They also inject medication and relubricating fluids into painful joints. They use ultrasounds to guide the needle to the correct location in your joint. 

Sclerotherapy and radiofrequency ablation

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and laser ablation treatments are available to close weak or damaged veins that contribute to venous insufficiency and varicose veins. 

Angioplasty

Dr. Samman offers angioplasty and stenting to open arteries narrowed by PAD. These procedures improve your circulation and help your muscles and nerves get the oxygen and other nutrients needed for optimal function. 

If you have leg pain, call Vascular & Interventional Institute of Louisville or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and treatment.