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.
The following treatments may be performed:
This state-of-the art procedure involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and gradually fades. For more on Sclerotherapy go here.
Radiofrequency ablation, or RFA, is a minimally invasive alternative to eliminate abnormal veins, redirect blood flow to healthy veins, and relieve discomfort. For more on RFA.
Vascular physician Dr. Sood has helped hundreds of patients dealing with leg pain related to CVI. In addition he has a strong background in anesthesiology and pain management.
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Very common symptoms for venous insufficiency include leg swelling, leg pain, and cramping (also restless leg syndrome).
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 the leg pain, swelling and cramping.
Dr. Sood 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.
A wide range of treatment options are available depending on the underlying cause of leg pain. These include compression stockings, exercise, antibiotics, radiofrequency ablations and sclerotherapy.