Are you suffering from leg pain? If so, and if your leg pain doesn’t resolve with a few days’ rest, it may be caused by an underlying condition such as vein disease. In this article, a reputable vascular doctor in Winston-Salem, Dr. Ashley Rickey, describes how vein disease can cause leg pain and how you can finally find relief.
What do the residents of Winston-Salem need to know about the causes of leg pain?
Leg pain can have many causes, from simple trauma (falls, bumps) to more complex conditions inside the legs. If your leg pain isn’t caused by an obvious impact, such as a fall, or simple overuse (walking too much one day), you might want to explore other possible causes of leg pain. These causes include venous insufficiency, which is a condition in which the tiny valves inside your veins weaken or become damaged. When this happens, instead of blood moving swiftly back to the heart, it can pool in the legs, feet, and ankles, causing pain and swelling.
A NC vein doctor, such as the experts at Novant Vein Health Specialists, can provide you with a venous health evaluation in about an hour. This evaluation will help them determine if venous insufficiency is the cause of your leg pain. If it is, there are effective, minimally invasive treatments that can eliminate leg pain and the underlying venous insufficiency that caused the pain.
How does a NC vein treatment center eliminate leg pain?
There are a number of new, minimally invasive techniques available to treat venous insufficiency and its accompanying leg pain. Minimally invasive means the techniques used require a needle stick or a tiny incision, which means you’ll be in and out of the clinic the same day and back at your usual activities almost immediately. The procedures include sclerotherapy or vein ablation, both of which involve sealing the problem vein(s) shut permanently by delivering a treatment through a needle or a tiny catheter. Your body then reroutes blood through healthy veins and the diseased vein gradually disappears. The result is prettier, healthier legs, and no more pain or swelling! With sclerotherapy, a chemical foam is injected into the vein to seal it shut, and with ablation, either the heat from a laser beam or from radiofrequency waves is used to close off the vein.
So if you are suffering from leg pain that isn’t going away, please call our Winston-Salem vein clinic at 336-245-4890 or go online to set up an initial appointment. The venous health evaluation includes a medical and family history and an examination of your legs that might include a painless ultrasound screening. Ultrasound allows the physician to visualize the veins deep beneath the skin, which could be the source of your pain and swelling. Once this examination is completed, we’ll offer you the most appropriate treatment options and work together with you on a treatment plan. This plan will accommodate your busy schedule and will meet your aesthetics and health objectives.
Dr. Rickey and the experts at Novant Health Vein Specialists look forward to hearing from you.