Leg Itching/Burning Specialists

Hamilton Vascular -  - Vascular & Vein Center

Hamilton Vascular

Vascular & Vein Centers located in Webster, Sugar Land, Round Rock & San Antonio, TX

Itching, burning feelings in your legs could be due to problems like varicose veins. If you have leg itching/burning, the team of highly skilled vein experts at Hamilton Vascular in Webster, Sugar Land, Round Rock, and San Antonio, Texas, can help. They use advanced, minimally invasive treatments, including radiofrequency ablation and Varithena® microfoam sclerotherapy, to eliminate varicose veins and stop leg itching and burning. Call the Hamilton Vascular office nearest you today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

Leg Itching/Burning Q & A

 What Causes Leg Itching/Burning?

There are various possible causes for having itching or burning feelings in your legs. Skin conditions and diabetes, for instance, can cause itching. However, the most common reason for having both itching and burning sensations in the legs is problem veins.

Spider veins and varicose veins are widespread conditions that affect millions of people. If you have leg itching/burning and you can see or feel your veins, it’s likely the two are linked.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are unsightly veins that can appear anywhere but tend to form in your legs. They’re a sign of circulatory problems like chronic venous insufficiency. 

These conditions are likely to be worse in your legs because they are the parts of your body furthest away from your heart, and the blood flow has to combat gravity to get to your heart.

Your veins have valves in them at intervals that should keep blood flowing towards your heart and stop it from flowing back down your legs. 

Sometimes the valves weaken or stop working and allow blood to trickle back, so it pools in sections of the vein. This is what causes the prominent purple, red, or blue veins known as varicose veins.

Why Do Varicose Veins Cause Leg Itching/Burning?

Leg itching and burning are due to the pooling of blood in your legs, which allows fluid to leak into the surrounding tissues. This sets up irritation and inflammation, which can give rise to itching and burning, and in some cases:

  • Heat
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Crawling sensation

 

The burning, itching, and other feelings might get worse if you’re standing or walking, and ease off if you sit or lay down with your legs raised. 

While most of the time, burning and itching sensations in the legs are more of a nuisance than anything else, they can become a chronic, debilitating issue and sometimes cause severe discomfort.

How Can I Relieve Burning or Itching in My Legs?

If the cause of your burning or itching legs is problem veins, then treating the underlying cause should relieve the burning and itching.

At Hamilton Vascular, the team provides several effective solutions for treating problem veins. 

  • Radiofrequency Ablation: Minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the gold standard treatment for varicose veins. It’s uncomplicated and highly effective. A session of RFA treatment at Hamilton Vascular takes around 20 minutes. The radiofrequency waves make the affected vein collapse, and your body sends blood through other healthy veins. After treatment, your body absorbs the vein, and it eventually disappears.
  • Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy also causes vein collapse but involves using a chemical solution injected into your vein instead of radiofrequency. At Hamilton Vascular, the team offers the most advanced forms of sclerotherapy, including Varithena microfoam sclerotherapy.

 

If you have itching or burning legs, call Hamilton Vascular today or book an appointment online.