Leg and Knee Nerve Solutions

At The Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care in Denver, the practice is focused on resolving nerve dysfunction and pain and can treat a range of nerve conditions affecting legs and knees.

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Symptoms of Leg and Knee Nerve Dysfunction

  • Decreased sensation
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Stiffness
  • Burning
  • Weakness
  • Foot drop (the foot cannot be lifted normally)
  • A distinctive, slapping gait
  • Balance problems
  • Burning, stabbing, or shooting pains
  • Coordination issues


  • Patellofemoral stress syndrome: This condition involves pain around the kneecap (the patella). Also called “runner’s knee,” this painful condition often affects those who are involved in basketball, track, or other activities involving running or jumping. 
  • Peroneal neuropathy: The peroneal nerve delivers movement and sensation to the lower leg. Peroneal dysfunction can be the result of trauma, a leg fracture, constant leg crossing, or injuries related to knee surgery
  • Compressed nerves: A “pinched nerve” in the knee can occur when too much pressure is placed on the nerve by bone, tissue, or other physical structures. This condition is also referred to as a compressed nerve or entrapped nerve.
  • Inflamed nerves: The sciatic nerve travels down the leg and can become inflamed due to excessive pressure on the nerve from the surrounding structures.
  • Degenerated nerves: Leg nerves can degenerate due to diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, chemicals, viruses, and toxic exposure, affecting nerve function and mobility.
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Patients who suffer from diabetes may experience nerve damage, with pain, numbness, and weakness, often in both legs. 
  • Lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy (LRPN): This is a peripheral nerve disorder causing leg pain and weakness, often affecting patients with diabetes. 
  • Meralgia paresthetica: A nerve condition caused by a nerve (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) being compressed when exiting the pelvis, causing tingling, burning pain, or thigh numbness.

Diagnosing Leg and Knee Nerve Pain or Dysfunction

The tests performed will include a physical examination, and along with a set of other tests, which may include ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, CT scan, MR neurography, nerve conduction studies, or an EMG (electromyogram). These tests will reveal the source of pain or dysfunction so that the correct treatment plan to bring relief can be performed. Few medical providers are equipped with the nerve testing services offered at The Atlas Institute. Many patients are frustrated by being passed from doctor to doctor, without an accurate diagnosis or a treatment plan that brings relief for the long term. The specialists at The Atlas Institute believe patients should have the opportunity to return to normal leg and knee function with the pain dramatically reduced or entirely gone.

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Treatments for Leg and Knee Nerve Conditions

At The Atlas Institute, we offer non-surgical and surgical treatments for all types of leg and knee nerve pain. The treatments performed will reflect the findings of diagnostic testing. 

  • Joint denervation
  • Braces
  • Splints
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Nerve repair surgery
  • Nerve graft surgery
  • Nerve implant surgery
  • Nerve freeing surgery
  • Exercise programs
  • Laser therapy
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Why Choose The Atlas Institute?

The Atlas Institute is a state-of-the-art nerve center in Denver,  equipped with the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic technology. When treating leg and knee nerve conditions, the nerve pain specialist delivers both surgical and non-surgical treatments for pain and dysfunction. The goal is to restore the function and comfort of the knees and legs with meticulously performed surgery or non-surgical treatments. 

Many other medical providers do not fully understand the impact of leg and knee pain or dysfunction and may not be equipped to deliver a comprehensive testing to find an underlying nerve condition. With a complete diagnosis and a directed treatment plan, the pain and dysfunction can be decreased or disappear completely. At the Atlas Institute, we have advanced training in leg and knee nerve-specific conditions and offer the entire spectrum of treatment.

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