How do I know if vein disease is causing my legs to ache? There are innumerable reasons for leg pain. It could be arthritis (bones), cramping (muscles), recent injury […]
How do I know if vein disease is causing my legs to ache?
There are innumerable reasons for leg pain. It could be arthritis (bones), cramping (muscles), recent injury or over-exertion. Some causes for leg pain have no immediate medical remedy. It is important to determine the cause of pain prior to any treatment.
At the Vein Institute of Blue Bell, we will assess your symptoms with thorough clinical and ultrasound examinations. Here are some of the questions we will ask you:
– Is your pain worse at the end of the day?
– Does your pain improve with leg elevation?
– Is the discomfort associated with a particular position (such as standing)?
– Do you have restless legs when you sleep?
– Are your feet swollen? Does the amount of swelling change throughout the day?
– Is the pain concentrated in one part of the vein or is it all over?
– How long have you had these symptoms?
We will also look into your family history and occupation to help diagnose your problem. A visual examination of your legs in different positions will also help determine the presence of diseased veins. Finally, the ultrasound will help tie in all the pieces of this puzzle. If your symptoms, physical examination and ultrasound all “shout” vein disease, we will guide you through a customized treatment path so you can be ache-free. If the answers point us in a different direction, we will make sure you get the help you need from local experts such as physical therapy or pain management physicians. Call us now to have your leg pain evaluated soon.