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Leg Pain

Premier Vein & Vascular

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery located in Tampa, FL & Largo, FL

Leg pain or aching might simply be a nuisance or a sign of a serious health problem. At Premier Vein & Vascular in Tampa and Largo, Florida, board-certified cardiologist and vascular surgeon Saleem Saiyad, MD, Nestor Guerrero, ARNP-C, and their expert team offer vascular and endovascular treatments to reduce your risk of complications. At the first sign of aching legs, schedule an appointment at the nearest office by phone or online today.

Leg Pain Q & A

What is leg pain?

Leg pain might present as dull aching pain, throbbing pain, or muscle cramps, as well as itching, burning, numbness, or swelling. Certain vein disorders are associated with leg pain, some of which are serious or even life-threatening. If you have aching leg pain, severe pain, or pain that doesn’t subside, see the Premier Vein & Vascular team for an evaluation.

What causes leg pain?

Numerous health conditions can cause leg pain. Examples include:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Blood clots
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Cellulitis or other infections
  • Varicose eczema
  • Nerve damage
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Arthritis

Visit Premier Vein & Vascular to determine the root cause of your discomfort and get treated to prevent worsening pain or complications.

How is the cause of leg pain diagnosed?

To determine which medical condition is associated with leg pain or aching, your Premier Vein & Vascular provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive physical exam, including a leg evaluation to screen for varicose veins, spider veins, swelling, and leg discoloration.

Your provider might use the ankle-brachial index (ABI), ultrasound, angiography, or blood tests to make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

How is leg pain treated?

Your personalized leg pain treatment depends on which vascular condition you have and its severity. Premier Vein & Vascular might recommend:

Medications

Taking certain medications can reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar, as well as discomfort and your risk of blood clots.

Compression stockings

Wearing compression stockings can improve circulation and reduce swelling, varicose veins, and spider veins.

Microphlebectomy

Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure in which your provider at Premier Vein & Vascular removes larger varicose veins using tiny incisions.

Sclerotherapy

During sclerotherapy, your provider uses injections to collapse varicose or spider veins, forcing blood to reroute to nearby, healthier veins. In the case of deep varicose veins, they might use ultrasound imaging for better precision and accuracy.

Ablation

Venous ablation at Premier Vein & Vascular gets rid of and seals off problematic blood vessels. Ablation services available include endovascular laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and the VenaSeal™ closure system.

Surgical procedures

Surgical procedures, such as bypass surgery or angioplasty with stent placement, can open blocked or narrowed arteries.

Don’t let the cause of leg pain progress to a heart attack, stroke, blood clot, or other serious vascular problem. Schedule an appointment with Premier Vein & Vascular by phone or online today.