ARE YOUR LEGS OR ANKLES SWOLLEN?
It is warming up here in Las Vegas with summer knocking on the door a lot of us think that it is normal for their legs and ankles to swell during this time of year but this is NOT true. Have you or do you have ankle or leg swelling that comes and goes overtime? Do you notice visible leg or ankle swelling often after a day’s work? Many people do and are not aware that this could mean trouble. More often than not leg and ankle swelling is caused by a vein disease known as chronic venous insufficiency or (CVI)!
WHAT DOES CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY MEAN?
Chronic venous insufficiency is when the blood in your leg veins flows both directions, not just toward the heart. These valves that are not working properly can cause blood in the legs to pool. If chronic venous insufficiency is left untreated, pain, swelling, and leg ulcers may result.
Chronic venous insufficiency is treatable, but the condition can be disabling and cause pain, when left untreated it gets worse never better.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY?
Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency may include:
- Swelling in legs and ankles
- Tightness in calves or itchy painful legs
- Pain during walking that stops with rest
- Brown-colored skin, usually near the ankles
- Varicose veins
- Leg ulcers that are sometimes very resistant to treatment
The symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency may resemble other conditions. If you have any of these symptoms it is a very smart decision to come in or schedule an appointment today at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas. Here Dr .Sassan Kaveh can take a good look at your legs and ankles to see what is going on. If you have a vein condition Dr. Sassan Kaveh is one of the best at treating your leg and ankle swelling to get you back on track as soon as possible. We have several treatments available. Due to the buildup of pressure and toxins in the leg, persons with vein problems can experience leg aching, heaviness and fatigue of the leg, which typically worsens as the day progresses. Elevating the legs or applying compression stockings usually improves the leg aching, although only temporarily. Unfortunately, in certain individuals with severe vein leakage at home fixes won’t work for long and they will need treatment to fix the main cause of the problem!
It is important to know not all varicose veins bulge or rise above the surface of the skin. Many varicose veins are internal. However, these hidden internal veins can cause just as many problems as bulging varicose veins. Patients can develop outright leg ulcerations, without showing a single visible varicose vein. If you are experiencing leg aching, swelling or fatigue, especially if it is worse with standing or sitting, you deserve to be evaluated by us here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas for vein disease regardless of whether you have visible bulging veins or not. Leg cramps and restless legs deserve special mention. Painful leg cramps and uncomfortable restless legs can also be related to vein disease. In fact, a recent study showed that more than 80 percent of patients had improvement in their leg pain when their vein problem was treated! We have seen this to be true. It is quite gratifying to see a patient and get them the treatment they need to fix there leg pain and no longer need to take daily medicine for leg and ankle pain. Call us at (702) 430 7661 our staff will be excited to answer any questions for you! Stop guessing and get treatment today.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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