UC Irvine Pain Medicine Center

Lower Extremity Pain

Do you suffer from pain in your legs, hips, knees, ankles, or feet? Does this pain make it impossible to exercise or perform your best on the job? If so, our pain management center can help you today.

Lower extremity pain can be due to many causes including trauma and infection as well as normal wear-and-tear. The pain management experts in our clinic look forward to helping you take control of your pain. Contact us today for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.

Common Lower Extremity Pain Conditions

Hip pain

Pain of the hip is one of the most commonly reported pain conditions. Hip pain is often due to osteoarthritis, which causes inflammation and pain of this important joint. The pain is usually located throughout the hip region with frequent radiations into the buttocks. Some patients complain of popping or grating sensations with use. This debilitating condition can make the simplest of everyday tasks -- such as performing housework, climbing stairs, and exercising -- almost impossible. If left the hip joint is left untreated, the patient will continue to experience decreased mobility and function. This decrease in functionality will result in even greater pain symptoms over time. Our pain management team members have extensive knowledge of this condition and are experts at treating hip pain. Contact our pain management center today for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.

Chronic Knee Pain

Dr Hata and Dr. Perret examines a patient's knee.

Chronic knee pain is a particularly difficult condition because it often severely alters a patient’s ability to move around. Chronic pain of the knee, due to arthritis or other causes, leads to altered walking patterns that over time will predispose patients to developing arthritis in their other knee and/or other hip, and may lead to chronic back problems. Chronic knee pain can exist both before and after knee replacement surgery. Chronic knee pain requires a multidisciplinary approach using a variety of therapies and techniques, all of which are available at our pain center. Call one of our pain specialists today and find out how we can start helping you control your chronic knee pain.

Foot Pain

Pain of the foot is a particularly severe condition because it causes such a life altering decrease mobility for the patient. Foot pain may lead to altered walking patterns that over time will predispose people to developing arthritis in their hips and knees. In addition, it may lead to chronic back problems. Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis are two common causes of foot pain; however, there are many others that our clinic specializes in treating. Pain of the feet requires a multidisciplinary approach using a variety of therapies and techniques, all of which are available at our pain center. Contact our pain specialists today to discuss how we can start helping control your pain.