I AM THANKFUL FOR GETTING RID OF MY NIGHT LEG CRAMPS
LEG CRAMPS KEEPING YOU UP?
Do you have those painful pesky leg cramps that keep you up off and on all night? Well then we can help, here at the Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas we specialize in making you finally sleep at night. However if you are having night leg cramps it could be a problem that only a vein clinic can find. You may have a condition that is overlooked by many physicians called chronic venous insufficiency
WHAT IS (CVI)?
Venous insufficiency, 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 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 seeing 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 ulcers that can be painful and significantly impact their quality of life.
When diagnosing venous insufficiency here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas a duplex ultrasound is performed on the lower extremities to look at the diameter of the vein. Veins of certain diameters are considered abnormal and treatment is needed. Also looked at under ultrasound is reflux or backflow of blood in the veins. Individuals with known dilation, reflux and bothersome symptoms can benefit from treatment to their diseased veins by having them shut down.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF LEG CRAMPS?
Although Venous Insufficiency is the most missed diagnosis the other cause of leg cramps includes electrolyte imbalance (like potassium and calcium), muscle fatigue for exercise, neuropathy, pregnancy and other rare medical conditions. Ironically, most medical practitioners are not trained in Venous Insufficiency and its treatment so they most always look for these less common causes.
So with all that said in conclusion if you have night cramps you may have undiagnosed vein disease with reflux. A simple and noninvasive duplex ultrasound can detect reflux. We can help you get back to the life you deserve and get your legs out of pain today. Let us give you something to be thankful for today here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas.
To correct the underlying vein reflux minimally invasive measures are now readily available here in Las Vegas. It is important to discover the true cause of your leg pain at night in order to eradicate the discomfort and get you back to uninterrupted sleep!
If you are suffering from painful leg cramps that are keeping you awake at night, request an appointment today at the Alpha Vein Clinic. Call to schedule an appointment and take the first step in restoring your beautiful, healthy legs at (702) 430-7661. We are excited to get you back to sleep!
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh