Venous insufficiency can lead to leg swelling, pain, and cramping (also known as restless leg syndrome). Without treatment, these issues can get worse and lead to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which may contribute to leg ulcers or other skin issues.
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Treatment for Leg Pain issues including swelling, pain, and cramping:
The following treatments may be performed:
State-of-the-art sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting chemicals into damaged veins. Besides diminishing the appearance of spider veins, sclerotherapy can also reduce pain or side effects caused by damaged veins. Go here to read more about this highly effective procedure.
Uses a small catheter inserted into the vein. The catheter delivers radiofrequency to the vein wall, causing it to heat, collapse, and seal shut. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Go here to read more about RFA.
Very common symptoms for venous insufficiency include leg swelling, leg pain, and cramping (also restless leg syndrome).
How are causes diagnosed?
Dr. Sartawi diagnoses these causes with a physical examination. There may be visible swelling. A venous ultrasound can be carried out to confirm whether or not these symptoms are caused by varicose veins and venous insufficiency.
What causes these symptoms?
Varicose veins can cause leg pain, swelling, and cramping. In some cases, varicose veins may be beneath the surface of the skin, and many patients are not even aware that their symptoms are associated with the veins. When veins are leaky, blood can pool and be stagnant which can cause leg pain, swelling, and cramping.
What are the treatment options for leg pain?
A wide range of treatment options are available depending on the underlying cause of leg pain. These include compression stockings, exercise, antibiotics, radio frequency ablations, and sclerotherapy.