If you have frequent or chronic leg pain, it could be a warning sign of vascular health problems in your legs. Vascular and Vein Institute of the South diagnoses and treats vascular health issues that cause leg pain at their offices in Germantown and Memphis in Tennessee, Southaven and Senatobia in Mississippi, and West Memphis in Arkansas. Don’t ignore leg pain; call Vascular and Vein Institute of the South, or schedule a consultation online today.
When you have sore, aching legs, you might assume it’s due to muscle strain or fatigue or merely a sign of aging. However, leg pain is also an early warning sign of conditions like peripheral artery disease and deep venous thrombosis.
PAD is a condition that develops when the arteries in your legs become narrow or clogged, and you have impaired blood flow in your legs and feet. It’s often due to atherosclerosis and increases your risk of heart disease.
In addition to causing leg pain, reduced circulation in your legs can damage the surrounding tissues and nerves. The inadequate oxygen supply causes your leg pain and fatigue.
DVT develops when a blood clot forms in one of your peripheral veins. The condition usually develops in your legs and can cause leg pain as it damages your veins and interferes with circulation.
Varicose veins are the ropey, blue or purple veins that appear on your legs. They develop when weakness in the valves of your veins allow blood to flow backward and pool in a section of the vein. Eventually, the vein swells and becomes visible on your leg. The reduced circulation causes leg pain and fatigue.
You should make an appointment at Vascular and Vein Institute of the South if you have chronic leg pain, especially if it’s worse when you walk or climb stairs. Also, if you have any other symptoms of a vascular disease like varicose veins, changes in the color or texture of your skin, or temperature changes in your feet or lower legs, you should schedule a consultation.
Vascular and Vein Institute of the South begins with a comprehensive exam to diagnose the cause of your leg pain. They might use tests like ultrasounds to collect more information about your blood vessels and circulation in your legs.
Then depending on your condition, the team might recommend:
Call Vascular and Vein Institute of the South or make an appointment online today to find out what’s causing your leg pain and to get the expert treatment you need.