Leg Pain Treatment Chicago
One of the main reasons people elect to receive treatment for varicose veins is leg pain. While spider veins, smaller, less invasive varicose veins, do not cause much discomfort, advanced varicose veins definitely do. Varicose veins occur when there is an increased amount of pressure on the legs and circulation prevents blood from flowing through your body, causing the blood to pool. You are at a higher risk of developing varicose veins if you are a female, if varicose veins run in the family, and if you are obese. Pregnancy also increases the risk of varicose veins, but these are often reduced post-delivery.
Chronic Leg Pain
Any chronic pain can be problematic. However, if you suffer from chronic leg pain, you are likely to find that every aspect of your life is impacted by this condition. It is virtually impossible to walk, stand, or even sit for any length of time without experiencing discomfort. Furthermore, if your occupation requires being on your feet for long periods of time, the pain may become almost unbearable by the end of the day.
Causes and Symptoms
There are several underlying causes of chronic leg pain including bone, joint, or muscle inflammation, nerve damage, and insufficient blood flow. The best way to determine what is causing your chronic pain is to book an appointment with your physician for a complete evaluation of the clinical symptoms.
Symptoms of varicose veins often lead to leg pain. These include a heavy feeling in your legs, swelling, and a burning or itching sensation. There are some self-care treatments available, which ought to help alleviate the pain you feel in your legs as well as slow the development of varicose veins. It should be noted that, although these treatments are good for short-term prevention of leg pain, your varicose veins will not be fixed by self-care. Exercising daily, staying within a healthy weight range, and avoiding standing or sitting for a long period of time are all things you can do to help prevent the development of varicose veins. If you already have varicose veins, these basic tips can help relieve pain. You can also try compression stockings, which are meant to help with circulation.
Leg pain is a very common symptom of varicose veins, due to the swelling and heavy feeling that comes along with this ailment. In severe cases, ulcers and blood clots can begin to develop. This is a partial reason why it is important to consider procedures to get rid of your varicose veins. Not only are there severe problems that can develop, but you should not have to experience leg pain or feel uncomfortable showing your legs.
Spider Vein Treatment
If you are experiencing pain accompanied by varicose and spider veins as well as intermittent leg swelling, it is very likely that your leg pain is a symptom of vascular insufficiency—specifically leaky valves in your veins causing blood to flow backwards and pool where it shouldn’t.
Varicose Veins and Leg Pain
The venous system is responsible for carrying carbon dioxide and other waste gases away from tissues (like muscle) and back to the heart where it is pumped over to the lungs for oxygenation. There are two sets of veins in the legs, peripheral veins and veins which are buried deep within the muscle, both of which depend on gravity to move blood in the right direction.
Unfortunately, the small leaflet valves of the venous system can begin to leak due to age, heredity, or environmental factors. When this occurs, blood that should be moving in one direction begins to flow backwards in the other direction—pooling in the veins.
Vein Clinics Chicago
Because veins have very thin walls compared to arteries, they tend to bulge and become damaged over time once blood begins to pool. This is what we see when we look at varicose veins. Left untreated, the condition often worsens due to increased venous pressure as the body tries to make up for the blood flow irregularities. This increased pressure causes more valve leakage and venous injury. Blood begins leaking from the damaged veins into the surrounding tissues which in turn causes swelling and pain.
How We Can Help
If you want to eliminate your varicose veins, schedule a consultation with Veins Without Surgery today. With locations in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Naperville, we can be of assistance to you no matter where you live in Northern Illinois. In treating varicose veins, we have over seven years of experience with the Endovenous Laser process. This procedure is a non-invasive alternative to traditional varicose vein surgery. Our experience with the Endovenous Laser process means that it only takes about thirty minutes and is five to seven times less costly than traditional surgery. On top of this, the procedure usually does not require any recovery time. When you have your consultation with our doctors, they can go over benefits and risks, as well as what procedure will be right for your condition. Be proactive about your leg pain and schedule a consultation with Veins Without Surgery today!