Category: Pain Management

Vascular leg pain – Venous disease

Acute deep vein thrombosis Presentation In many patients who present with DVT there is a history of predisposing risk factors including previous DVT, specific hypercoagulable states, pregnancy, malignancy or events such as a prolonged...

Vascular leg pain – Pathophysiology

Lower extremity pain can arise from abnormalities in either arteries or veins. In the case of arterial disease, the tissues are insufficiently supplied with oxygenated blood because of obstruction to inflow. In the case...

Inflammatory leg pain – Spondyloarthropathies

The spondyloarthropathies have common features of chronicity, male predominance, predilection for the spine (sacroiliitis and spondylitis) and occasionally peripheral joints, extra-articular manifestations of rash, iritis, uveitis, conduction defects of the heart, aortic insufficiency, and...