What Is Radio Frequency Ablation?
Radio Frequency Ablation May be The Answer to Your Leg Pain!
Leg pain could be a symptom of venous insufficiency or leaky veins, which can now be treated with minimally invasive in-office procedure called Radio Frequency Ablation.
Although there are potentially many reasons for leg pain, it is important to note that none are a normal part of aging and hence, need to be investigated.
Leg pain can be caused by abnormalities in muscles, bones, nerves or blood circulation. Most medical practitioners do a very good job investigating causes that relate to the bones, nerves, muscles and even the arterial circulation. A very common and agonizing cause of leg pain that is not well understood by most doctors is poor circulation of blood in the veins causing Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).
Leg pain caused by (CVI) is typically worse after prolonged standing or sitting. In advanced cases, the pain may be constant and even excruciating, interfering with moving around or walking. This would be in contrast to Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Patients with (PAD) most commonly have calf pain with walking and resolution of the pain after stopping for only a few minutes.
What is CVI?
Chronic Venous insufficiency (CVI), also known as venous reflux, is a condition that develops when the veins in your legs become unhealthy or damaged. This causes blood to reflux or pool in your veins which leads to a number of uncomfortable symptoms such as leg pain, burning, itching, restless leg, heaviness and fatigue. When left untreated, venous reflux can lead to more significant clinical issues such as pain, chronic swelling, skin discoloration, thickening of the skin and ulceration. More than 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by this disease with only 1.9 million seeking treatment annually. This leaves the vast majority undiagnosed and untreated. Without treatment, those with the disease may experience progressive symptoms such as swollen legs, skin damage and/or ulcers that can be debilitating and significantly impact their quality of life.
Minimally invasive approaches:
If you’ve tried self-help without much success, you may want to consider a minimally invasive procedure. If your needs are purely cosmetic, Here at the Alpha Vein Clinic we can still help, Even if you are just experiencing leg pain and swelling. Therapy is considered medically necessary if your symptoms limit your everyday activities, or if the veins have ruptured or caused sores that are difficult to treat.
Vein procedures are performed by many different specialists, including dermatologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, and plastic surgeons based in hospitals or medical centers. Specialized vein treatment centers like the Alpha Vein Clinic specializes in leg pain and vein disease. We will give you an ultrasound to check for underlying problems in the deeper leg veins. We will also address complications or unexpected findings.
HOW IS CVI TREATED?
Here at Alpha Vein Clinic we offer a few different methods to treat your leg pain! If we can treat the venous insufficiency, then the symptom that happens because of that will eventually get better and disappear. Those symptoms are leg pain, leg cramps, varicose vein, leg ulcers, itchy legs and swollen ankles. The three main methods we like to use are “Radio Frequency Ablation”, “The VenaSeal” and “Clarivein Occlusion”. These procedures are simple in-office and only minimally invasive procedures. They are all performed under local anesthesia and are covered by most insurance companies. Early treatment is crucial to prevent further complications. Since the valves in the legs cannot be repaired, the only alternative is to reroute the blood flow from the diseased veins to healthy veins. Traditionally, this has been done by surgically removing (stripping) the troublesome vein from your leg. Once the diseased vein is closed, it remains harmless in the body.
If you are experiencing leg pain that doesn’t subside after a few days, it may be time to check it out to make sure your pain isn’t being caused by a larger underlying health issue such as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA):
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure to treat CVI. During (RFA) treatment radiofrequency is sent into your vein through a thin, flexible tube (catheter). This closes off blood flow in the main problem vein.
Radiofrequency ablation is a great choice instead of painful vein stripping and surgeries.
The above picture is an actual patient of Alpha Vein Clinic who got treated with Radio Frequency Ablation. He has not received any cosmetic treatments and his before and after picture is only two month apart.
At Alpha Vein Clinic, we accept most insurance plans and we can help you get started on a path to recovery now. You don’t have to suffer anymore. give us a call at (702) 430 7661 and make your appointment today!
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