Leg pain may harmlessly come and go for one reason or another, whether from injury or the inevitable act of aging. Persistent leg pain, on the other hand, may be a symptom of underlying vein disease, which can be problematic if left untreated. If you have nagging leg pain that has yet to go away, there is no reason to continue to suffer. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
My legs hurt: When the pain just won’t stop
When your circulatory system is functioning properly, arteries carry nutrient-enriched blood away from the heart to be used throughout the body. That blood is carried back up to the heart by veins. Veins work a little harder than arteries in that they have to fight gravity and keep blood moving in a one-way stream toward the heart using a system of valves that resist the backward flow of blood.
Intricate valve system can be damaged by endless number of ways, majority of which are acquired, but some are hereditary. The former include increased weight, habitual prolonged standing or heavy lifting, certain surgeries and traumas to the legs and pelvis, multiple pregnancies and many others. Despite common believe, the varicose and spider veins are not a disease, but rather are the symptom of the underlying venous diseases, grouped under the term “venous insufficiency”. Being chronic slow progressing illness, venous insufficiency eventually leads to serious complications if left unattended. Some of them include trophic ulcers, different types of blood clots, infections, bleeding and even malignant lesions.
All procedures used for the treatment of venous disease vein diseases are non-invasive or minimally invasive. It means they are done with no skin penetration or through a needle. They are also safe, effective, quick, painless, done in the office and do not require down time. The most important part: the results are permanent.
The treatment options not requiring performance of the procedures include variety of exercise routines, weight management programs, compression stockings, life style modifications and many others. The choice depends on a stage of the disease, its severity and presence or absence of specific symptoms, such as swollen ankles, pains and aches, heaviness, tiredness, muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, pigmentation and others.
If you suffer from persistent leg pain, look no further than New York Vein Treatment Center for the best vein care in NYC. Dr. Lev Khitin, the director of the Center, and his caring team are available to answer any of your questions or concerns. Give us a call at (212) 575-8346. We look forward to hearing from you.