Treatment Options for Leg Cramps and Pain
Suffering From Pain or Cramping in Your Legs? The Following Treatments Might Be Right For You
If you experience chronic or recurrent leg cramps or leg pain, there are a wide range of treatment options that may provide relief for your symptoms. Identifying the underlying cause is the first step. As this will determine which option will not only ease your symptoms but also treat what caused them so you find long-lasting relief. Read on for a look at the possible causes of your cramps and pain, as well as some of the options available.
The causes for both cramps and pain range from temporary or minor issues to chronic and/or significant medical conditions. In some cases, a relatively simple option will provide relief, but if there’s a serious underlying health condition or the symptoms are chronic or progressive, you may require more intensive treatment.
For example, leg pain or cramps can sometimes result from exercise or strenuous activity. If this is the case, your muscles may just need time to recover. Dehydration can also cause leg cramps, so increasing your fluid intake may eliminate the cramps. Electrolyte imbalances can also cause these symptoms, so correcting them can also get rid of your discomfort.
However, if your cramps or pain are caused by a vein problem such as venous insufficiency or varicose veins, you’ll likely need more intensive therapy. Here at Alpha Vein Clinic, we offer different treatment options, which are minimally invasive. For example, a common option for varicose veins is Endovenous Radio Frequency Ablation, or RFA, which uses a catheter inserted into the vein to seal it shut. This causes the vein to shrink and be absorbed by the body. There’s also Mechanical Occlusion Chemically Assisted, which is a relatively new treatment option. MOCA doesn’t use heat and doesn’trequire a numbing anesthetic.
At Alpha Vein Clinic, we have the experience and expertise necessary for identifying the cause of your leg cramps or pain and the best treatment options for your situation. Make an appointment today so our knowledgeable and caring staff can help you find relief from your symptoms.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661