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Leg Pain Specialists

Hamilton Vascular -  - Vascular & Vein Center

Hamilton Vascular

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

If you’ve been diagnosed with venous disease, you’re more likely to experience leg pain. The team of vascular and vein experts at Hamilton Vascular in Webster, Sugar Land, Round Rock, and San Antonio, Texas, regularly works with their patients to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of leg pain. If you regularly experience burning, itching, or aching in your legs, make an appointment by calling the office nearest you or clicking the online booking tool today.

Leg Pain Q & A

What is Leg Pain?

Leg pain is one of the most common side effects of venous disease. People who suffer from leg pain as a result of venous disease, such as varicose veins, often describe the pain as a deep ache or heaviness. 

Some people with venous disease experience constant, unbearable pain, while others experience pain that flares up after certain activities, such as standing or walking for long periods. 

If you have inflamed veins as a result of vascular disease, you might also experience phlebitis. Phlebitis occurs when your veins become swollen and develop clots. Common symptoms of phlebitis include:

  • Hardness
  • Discoloration
  • Pain
  • Heat

 

If your affected vein bursts, blood can pool in your skin and cause toxins to build up. Over time, this may cause an open wound or ulcer to develop. 

What Other Factors Contribute to Leg Pain?

If you have vascular disease, a variety of conditions can increase your risk of leg pain, including:

  • Lymphedema: Sometimes, diseased veins damage your body’s lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system helps transport and remove toxins from your body. If you have lymphedema, your feet and toes swell up like balloons. Left unmanaged, lymphedema can also cause stasis dermatitis and cellulitis.
  • Dermatitis: Dermatitis is a type of itchy, inflamed rash that develops on your lower extremities. Over time, dermatitis can cause bleeding, skin ulcers, or sores. Left untreated, dermatitis also increases your risk of infection.
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis: Superficial thrombophlebitis is a condition that causes your veins to swell and clot. Usually, the clots caused by superficial thrombophlebitis form near the surface of your skin. Ultimately, this may cause pain, swelling, and other problems near the affected area.

 

Is There a Way to Prevent Leg Pain?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to prevent venous disease or leg pain entirely. However, there are steps you can take to significantly lower your risk. 

The team at Hamilton Vascular recommends living a healthy lifestyle. For example, losing weight and participating in regular exercise can improve your circulation. 

The team also recommends avoiding high heels and other tight shoes, as well as clothing that constricts your thighs, waist, or groin. 

How Do You Treat Leg Pain?

Treatment for leg pain depends on the underlying cause and severity of your symptoms. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, your Hamilton Vascular provider might recommend compression stockings, radiofrequency ablation, or sclerotherapy.

Don’t let leg pain prevent you from living an active lifestyle. To make an appointment at Hamilton Vascular, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.