THE SCARY TRUTH ABOUT LEG PAIN!
Venous disease is a common and often very overlooked cause of leg pain. Varicose veins may be overlooked as a cause of leg pain because not all varicose veins bulge on the surface. Some are invisible and located deeper in the leg.
Leaking veins cause blood to pool and waste products to accumulate in the leg. Due to the buildup of pressure and toxins in the legs, a person with vein problems can experience leg aching, heaviness and fatigue of the leg, which typically worsens as the day progresses or gets really unbearable at night. Some feel like their legs are like weights and may want to sit down at the end of the day and elevate their legs. Symptoms worsen with sitting or standing and may intensify during menstrual cycles or when exposed to heat. Elevating the legs or applying compression stockings usually improves the leg aching, although only temporarily. Unfortunately, in certain individuals with severe vein leakage, a condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) can develop. With chronic vein insufficiency swelling can become increased and skin discoloration or even a leg ulcer can occur.
Many varicose veins are internal, these hidden internal veins can cause just as many problems as bulging varicose veins. Patients can develop outright leg ulcers without showing a single, visible varicose vein. If you are experiencing leg aching, swelling or fatigue in your legs especially if it is worse with standing or sitting, you deserve to be evaluated for vein disease regardless of whether you have visible bulging veins or not.
Facts about leg pain:
- Leg pain due to vein disease worsens with sitting or standing and improves with elevation.
- Varicose veins can be internal, so sometimes patients go for years before they discover the true cause of their leg pain.
- The leg pain from vein disease is often described as a heaviness or deep ache.
- These symptoms, as well as restless legs and leg cramping, often respond well to vein treatment.
Leg swelling can vary from just a touch of swelling at the ankles to full-blown edema, which can make it difficult to put on any shoes at all. When a result of vein leakage, swelling typically worsens as the day progresses and settles in the ankles. Like vein-related leg pain, the swelling is aggravated by sitting or standing. Elevating the legs, wearing compression stockings or walking are often more effective than anything else when swelling is due to venous disease or vein problems.
Those who suffer from leg pain and swelling know that these uncomfortable symptoms can force them to lead a less active lifestyle, which only makes the problem worse. As vein disease is not always visible, sometimes vein disease can progress without any symptoms.
If you’re experiencing swollen, tired or heavy legs, there’s really no reason to wait. We can make you an appointment today to pinpoint the root of your problem and help you form the best treatment plan. Today’s vein treatment options require little-to-no recovery time and are covered by most insurance plans.
Many of our patients say their only regret was not stopping in sooner.
Call us today at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas 702-430- 7661 to get your leg health back in shape.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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