Advanced Vascular Solutions
General Surgeons & General Surgeons located in Sebastian, FL & Melbourne, FL
You can develop leg pain from any number of health issues. However, if you have ongoing leg pain or leg pain that only occurs when you walk or jog, your symptom may be a sign of a circulation problem. Hadi Shalhoub, DO, FACOS, Jennifer Lang, PA-C, and the team at Advanced Vascular Solutions in Sebastian, Florida, specialize in vein and vascular problems. They take a patient-centered approach to care and use advanced tools and technology to diagnose and treat circulation problems that cause leg pain. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Leg Pain Q & A
Should I be worried about leg pain?
Leg pain includes any discomfort you feel in your legs. Though the cause and severity of leg pain vary, it’s not a symptom you should ignore, especially if pain affects your day-to-day life.
The team at Advanced Vascular Solutions says, “Don’t write off your leg pain due to old age, there’s a solution.” If you have leg pain, they recommend you schedule a visit so they can find the exact cause of your discomfort and ease your worry and concern.
What vascular problems cause leg pain?
Advanced Vascular Solutions specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions that cause leg pain. Some of these conditions include:
Peripheral arterial disease
Peripheral arterial disease causes narrowing or blockage in the peripheral blood vessels. The narrowing most often occurs from a buildup of plaque along the blood vessel wall.
Peripheral arterial disease may affect any peripheral blood vessel, but it most often affects the legs. If you have leg pain when you walk or jog that improves when you rest, then you may have peripheral arterial disease.
Chronic venous insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency is a vein disease that affects the return of blood back to your heart and lungs.
It occurs from damage to the walls or valves in your veins that allow blood to flow backward and pool. The pooling blood increases pressure on the veins, causing them to dilate.
With chronic venous insufficiency, you may feel an aching sensation in your legs.
Varicose veins are enlarged superficial veins. Damage to the vein walls or valves causes varicose veins and may be a sign that you have a chronic vein disease.
What happens during a leg pain evaluation?
When you visit Advanced Vascular Solutions with concerns about leg pain, the team conducts a comprehensive evaluation to confirm or rule out a vascular problem. During your exam, they review your symptoms, medical history, and family history.
Then, the team performs various diagnostic tests to assess circulation in your legs, including arterial or venous ultrasound.
How is leg pain treated?
The team at Advanced Vascular Solutions develops individualized treatment plans for leg pain based on the underlying cause. Treatment options may include:
- Wearing compression stockings
- Exercise program
- Weight loss
- Disease-specific medication
- Sclerotherapy for small spider veins
- Radiofrequency ablation to treat diseased veins
- VenaSeal™ Closure System to treat vein disease
- Angioplasty or bypass surgery for peripheral arterial disease
Leg pain isn’t a normal part of the aging process. To schedule a consultation with the vascular experts at Advanced Vascular Solutions, call the office or book an appointment online today.