01.09.2017

Do You Live in Las Vegas and Experiencing Leg Cramps?


If you suffer from leg cramps you may be experiencing Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) beneath the surface. Causes for leg cramps can sometimes be attributed to cold weather, over exercise, and sitting for an extended period of time. When leg cramps or “charley horses” are caused by venous insufficiency, the valves within vein walls which are meant to transport blood from the legs to the heart, stop functioning properly. This condition leads to blood not efficiently circulating the body, blood pooling in the legs and uncomfortable symptoms.

The Symptoms Of CVI

These symptoms include the appearance of varicose veins, spider veins, leg pain, itching and discoloration of the skin and, more often than not, leg cramps. These painful muscle spasms are the result of excess, back flowing blood seeping into the skin. CVI leg cramps tend to worsen at night and can even keep you awake at night. Often times, those with severe symptoms are diagnosed with Restless legs syndrome (RLS). RLS is a disorder that causes a strong urge to move one's legs. There is often an unpleasant feeling in the legs that improves somewhat with moving them. People with RLS may believe it is a life-long ailment, however, it can be resolved if the underlying problem is addressed. Although the leg cramps associated with RLS are often attributed to iron deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, and other medical issues, venous insufficiency is also often present. When RLS co-exists with venous insufficiency, treating the venous insufficiency can provide substantial improvement in the patient’s symptoms and subsequently the patient’s quality of life.

Venous disease symptoms are uncomfortable, irritating, and painful, but progressing Chronic Venous Insufficiency only gets worse if left untreated. For example, venous insufficiency in more advanced cases can cause stasis dermatitis and skin hardening as well as dreadful venous ulcers.

Diagnosing The Underlying Issue

It is important to see a physician for an accurate diagnosis of your symptoms, so that you can seek out treatment to relieve your symptoms. If your cramping is due to a venous issue, treatment will be necessary to give relief to your symptoms. Here at Alpha Vein Clinic, we offer different treatment options that are nearly painless and minimally invasive. For example, a common option for varicose veins is Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, or RFA, which uses a catheter inserted into the vein to seal it shut. There’s also the Mechanical Occlusion Chemically Assisted procedure using the ClariVein catheter which is the newest treatment option. MOCA doesn’t use heat and doesn’t require a numbing anesthetic making a great option for a faster recovery.

A Future Without Cramping

You don’t need to live with painful cramps and uncomfortable symptoms. Call Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas today to make an appointment for an evaluation with our beloved physician, Dr. Sassan Kaveh. Our caring staff works diligently to accurately diagnose and treat venous insufficiency and alleviate your symptoms. Alpha Vein Clinic will determine what’s causing your leg cramps and create a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms. Dr. Sassan Kaveh has the experience and expertise necessary for identifying the cause of your leg cramps and has successfully done so to help patients find relief from their symptoms. Call us today at 702-430- 7661 to set up an appointment that is convenient for you and take the first step to a life without leg cramps.

Alpha Vein Clinic

Vein Clinic Las Vegas

3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

(702) 430 7661

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