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When Should You See A Vein Doctor For Your Leg Pain?

If you suffer from leg pain when walking or standing, it is not only uncomfortable but can also interfere with your quality of life and cause you to forego activities you enjoy or just limit your day-to-day life. People sometimes think leg pain is just a natural part of aging, but sometimes there’s an underlying cause for the pain. That’s why it’s essential to consult a vein doctor for a thorough physical exam and an authoritative diagnosis. Not only will that provide a solution for alleviating the pain, it will also identify potentially serious medical conditions that require prompt treatment. Read on for an explanation of the many possible reasons for leg pain.

How Do I know If my Leg Pain Vascular or Muscular?

There’s a wide variety of causes for leg pain. For example, any problem or abnormality with the bones, muscles, tissues, nerves, or circulation can cause leg pain. Straining or overusing the leg muscles can cause pain, as can injury to the leg or problems with the spine. Blood clots, varicose veins, venous insufficiency, and deep vein thrombosis can also cause leg pain.

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 Veinous Insufficiency (CVI). But our vein doctor here at Alpha Vein Clinic can easily diagnose your CVI with an ultrasound of your legs. Leg pain caused by CVI is typically worse after prolonged standing or sitting.

Temporary vs. Chronic Causes of Leg Pain:

Leg pain may or may not indicate a serious underlying medical condition. In fact, it’s sometimes caused by something relatively harmless that will soon pass. For example, if you sat in an uncomfortable or unnatural position for an extended period, you may have leg pain when you try to stand up. If the cause is temporary, you’ll likely know, because it will follow something specific such as exercising. Also, it should pass within a few hours or a day or two.

However, if the leg pain is recurrent or chronic, and doesn’t occur after something specific, there’s a good chance there’s an underlying medical cause. That’s when you should see a vein doctor. It could be a problem with the veins, such as venous insufficiency. With this condition, the valves that transport blood from the feet to the heart cease functioning properly. This can cause blood to pool in the legs as well as seep into the tissues, which in turn causes leg pain.

Venous insufficiency is very nicely treatable through a few simple in-office and only minimally invasive procedures. It is performed under local anesthesia and is well covered by most insurance companies.

When to See a Vein Doctor for Leg Pain:

It’s recommended to consult a vein doctor about leg pain, even if it isn’t severe. It could still indicate an underlying health problem, and the sooner you get it diagnosed and treated the better it is. Also, definitely see a doctor if you have signs of infection, such as a temperature. Other signs that indicate a potential emergency or serious situation include: your leg appearing pale, if it’s either warm or cool to the touch, if it’s tender or swollen, if both legs are swollen, or if the pain continues to get worse with no apparent cause.

Diagnosing Leg Pain:

Your doctor will likely start with a thorough visual examination, and possibly recommend X-Rays or bloodwork or Ultrasound if there’s no obvious cause. He or she will also want to know any medications you’ve been taking or activities you’ve recently engaged in to determine if they could be the cause.

At Alpha Vein Clinic, we have experience and expertise in treating leg pain, whether it is vein related or not. For a knowledgeable, expert diagnosis on the cause of your leg pain, make an appointment with our vein doctor today, so we can create a treatment plan customized to your needs.

What causes chronic venous insufficiency?

Veins return blood to the heart from all the body’s organs. To reach the heart, the blood needs to flow upward from the veins in the legs. Calf muscles and the muscles in the feet need to contract with each step to squeeze the veins and push the blood upward. To keep the blood flowing up, and not back down, the veins contain one-way valves.

Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when these valves become damaged, allowing the blood to leak backward. When the veins and valves are weakened to the point where it is difficult for the blood to flow up to the heart, blood pressure in the veins stays elevated for long periods of time, leading to CVI.

What are some of treatments of Leg Pain?

Today we are lucky to say varicose vein treatments are non-invasive, more than 90% effective, and require little to no recovery time. Whether you are seeking the popular new varicose vein treatments like Radiofrequency AblationClarivein and  VenaSeal or some cosmetic treatments like Sclerotherapy and laser vein removal can be performed by Dr. Sassan Kaveh here in Las Vegas in his Alpha Vein Clinic over your lunch break.

One of the newest varicose vein treatments, VenaSeal, was approved by the FDA in 2015.

Here is another link to learn more about Radio Frequency Ablation.

Advantages of VenaSeal:

VenaSeal has some significant advantages over other varicose vein treatments. First, a single VenaSeal treatment may be effective in eradicating varicose veins; other treatment types require multiple treatments before veins disappear completely. Second, VenaSeal does not require patients to wear compression stockings after the treatment is performed. Finally, VenaSeal does not require the use of heat, large surgical incisions, or anesthesia, so recovery from the procedure is typically quick and painless.

Our clinic is conveniently located and ready to get you on the path to healthy legs. Our  vein doctor  ,Dr. Sassan Kaveh specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all leg pain issues caused by Chronic Venous Insufficiency. He is passionate about helping his patients to live pain free without the constant struggle that is associated with venous insufficiency. Do not hesitate, call us today!

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Alpha Vein Clinic

Vein Clinic Las Vegas

3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

(702) 233-6661

Dr. Sassan Kaveh