Swelling in Feet Specialist

You should see a specialist if the swelling in your feet or calf is affecting your daily activities. Unlike most conditions affecting the lower extremities, swelling caused by venous insufficiency does not correlate with physical activity. 

New York Vein Treatment Center’s doctor treats swelling in feet, swelling in calves, swelling in legs, and other symptoms and complications of venous disorders. We have helped thousands of patients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding New York area at our vein treatment clinics.

When Should I Be Worried About Swelling in My Feet?

Persistent swelling in feet or calves, as well as night leg pain, indicates venous insufficiency that has gone untreated for a long time. The earlier stages of foot swelling can be relieved by rest and elevation, but the later stages can lead to sensory neuropathy or damage to the nerve receptors. This damage can cause a variety of sensations – from dull, blunted pain to severe pain like burning. Left untreated, this swelling in the calf or foot can lead to decreased sensation and eventually numbness.

Swelling in Calf

Swelling, or “edema,” caused by venous insufficiency, is often confused with heart- or kidney-related edema. Swelling of the lower extremities due to venous insufficiency is not caused by the retention of too much liquid but by the improper distribution of liquid throughout the body. As such, diuretics are inadvisable for the treatment of edema related to venous insufficiency.

Calf Cramps

Calf cramps or pain at rest are almost always due to venous insufficiency. Abnormalities of circulation during this condition result in a “contamination” of the muscles with end-metabolites. When our body is reclined or in a horizontal position, venous circulation of the lower extremities becomes near normal. At this time, even small movement can trigger a prolonged and painful spasm, typically referred to as “cramping” or “Charlie horses.”

How to Reduce Swelling in Feet?

Swelling in feet of superficial venous insufficiency is a part of our defense mechanism— a signal that our body sends to our brain indicating the location of the damage. That is why it is incorrect to treat only the symptom rather than the pathological condition responsible for it. 

Dr. Khitin is a known expert in venous disorders, phlebology, and cardiovascular and thoracic medicine. Call us today to schedule your consultation. New York Vein Treatment Center has swelling in feet specialists in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the surrounding New York area to help manage any symptoms and complications of venous disorders. 

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