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Leg Cramp Doctor in Las Vegas

If you suffer from constant leg cramps or charley horses, there is a possibility you’re dealing with a much more serious condition. In this situation, you should consult with a leg cramp doctor to determine what causes your leg cramps. This condition might be indicative of an underlying issue called Venous Insufficiency, which can be treated here, at our Las Vegas Vein Clinic.

What are leg cramps or "nocturnal cramps"?

Although, there are potentially many reasons for leg cramps, by far, the most interesting and common reason is Venous Insufficiency (Venous Reflux).

 

More common in older adults and athletes, regular leg cramps nocturnal cramps, and charley horses are characterized by painful, sudden, and intense contractions of the muscles in the legs, feet, or ankles.

 

Studies show that approximately 1/3 of adults aged 60 or older have experienced, or regularly experience, some for of nocturnal leg cramping. This number jumps to 1/2 of all adults age 80 years or older. Furthermore, of those affected nearly 40% experience nighttime leg cramping or charley horse episodes several days or every day of the week.

 

Unlike typical muscle cramps, night time leg cramps are recurring and usually include one or more of the following symptoms:
  • Regular, painful muscle contractions and leg cramps during the day or night
  • Disruption of your normal sleep pattern due to aching and leg pain
  • Lasting discomfort and tenderness which can persist for many hours
  • Targeted in the calf, thigh, and feet muscles
  • The condition does not resolve itself over time or by stretching
  • Affects your regular sleep cycle by constantly waking up

What causes leg cramps or charley horses?

Leg cramps and charley horses are typically associated with overuse, intense exercise, injuries, prolonged sitting and standing, and hereditary conditions.

 

Persistent cramping, leg cramps at night, and regular charley horses could possibly indicate a more serious underlying condition, such as Chronic Venous Insufficiency.

 

Other Symptoms

Aside from sudden leg cramps or leg pains at night, you might be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

Treatment for night leg cramps

If your night time leg cramps don’t go away and you are diagnosed with venous insufficiency, there are a variety of non-invasive (virtually pain free) treatments that you can consider.

 

Radio Frequency Ablation, ClariVein Ablation, or VenaSeal treatments provide a less invasive alternative to traditional vein surgery by simply closing the diseased vein and stopping the bloods flow. Once the diseased vein is closed, it becomes scar tissue and is eventually absorbed by the body.

 

Radio Frequency Ablation uses a highly specialized catheter to be inserted into the vein in order to cauterize the bad vein and close it off for ever. Accordingly, the better and healthier veins will take over. The VenaSeal™ closure system is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. ClariVein however uses a combination of chemical and mechanical rotation to shut off the vein.

Leg Cramp Doctor in Las Vegas

Dr. Kaveh Las Vegas

Dr. Sassan Kaveh is a recognized leg cramp doctor in Las Vegas with over 22 years of experience in the field. Dr. Kaveh is specialized in internal medicine practice with certification in endovascular radio frequency ablation.

If you’re looking for a leg cramp physician in Las Vegas, we welcome you to our clinic to learn more. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable in making the right choice about your treatment, and also the doctor who is performing that treatment.

Please contact us today for more information or call 702-233-6661.

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