How Vein Problems Cause Leg Pain
If you suffer from leg pain, you may have difficulty enjoying day-to-day activities or you may avoid certain activities out of fear they’ll make your leg pain worse. In some cases, leg pain is a temporary event caused by strenuous exercise or another specific cause. If this is the case, it should pass in a few hours or a day or two once the muscles have had a chance to recover. However, leg pain can also be a symptom of chronic and potentially serious medical conditions such as chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, and ailment that can cause a multitude of symptoms and complications. Read on to learn more about venous insufficiency and how it might be causing your leg pain.
What is Venous Insufficiency?
Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the valves that transport blood from the feet to the heart no longer function properly. Because of this, blood may settle and pool in the legs instead of traveling to the heart as it should. It can also cause the veins in the legs to swell. It’s both a painful and progressive condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms and complications. That’s why prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential.
Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency
If you suffer from venous insufficiency, you probably have other symptoms in addition to your leg pain. For example, your legs may smell or feel tight or itchy. You may also have varicose veins, fatigue, restless legs, skin discoloration, hardening of the skin, or leg ulcers. You don’t have to have all of these symptoms to have venous insufficiency, and some symptoms such as leg ulcers typically develop as the condition progresses.
How Venous Insufficiency Causes Leg Pain
Venous insufficiency causes leg pain because of the inability of blood to flow from the feet to the heart as it should. The blood not only pools in the legs, it also seeps into the tissues, which causes leg pain.
At Alpha Vein Clinic, we’re experienced in diagnosing and treating vein-related problems such as venous insufficiency. Make an appointment today so we can no only help alleviate your leg pain but also treat your venous insufficiency for better health.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661