Leg Pain Specialists in Houston, TX
If you notice a sharp pain when you walk, it may be more serious than feeling tired or fatigued when you walk. Unexplained pain or a feeling of heaviness in your legs could be caused by a variety of conditions including vein disease, PAD/arterial insufficiency, infections, blood clots, or varicose veins.
The vascular specialists at Texas Endovascular are expertly trained in diagnosing and treating a range of leg pain symptoms that are a precursor to vein disease or arterial disease. Our team is led by doctors Hardee, Fox and Valenson, who have over thirty years of practice with thousands of successful vascular and cardiac procedures performed. Our team is determined to provide each Houston area patient with unparalleled expertise and compassionate care as they work diligently to improve your health.
Leg Pain at Nighttime
If venous or arterial disease gets worse, you may have other symptoms caused by poor blood flow to your legs and feet. These include leg pain when you rest. When constantly woken up by pain in your legs and feet at night, you may be experiencing symptoms of PAD. This pain can last for just a few minutes or several hours long. In fact, if the nighttime leg pain is recurring, it could be a sign of a much more serious form of PAD called critical limb ischemia (CLI), which is the most severe form of PAD and could even put your leg at the risk of being amputated if left untreated.
Leg Pain While Walking
Although PAD is not the only reason why someone may be experiencing pain while walking, it is important to ask Dr. Fox, Dr. Hardee or Dr. Valenson if you are experiencing this pain. This is a very important discussion to have because PAD can significantly increase your chances of cardiovascular issues arising, making it more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke, especially if you already have an underlying heart condition.
And although leg pain while walking is a common sign of PAD, some people may experience no symptoms at all. Some people feel that their leg is cramping and some people simply feel like their leg is weak. Nevertheless, if the pain worsens with exercise and lessens when you take a rest, it’s time to visit our office in Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Clear Lake or Katy to discuss the best treatment options.
Why Leg Pain Could Mean you Have Venous or Arterial Disease?
Over time, plaque builds up against the blood vessel walls, tightening the blood flow to your legs and feet. When there is not enough blood flow to your legs and feet, it can cause serious pain you may feel when you move. This can cause significant pain in your leg while doing normal activities, such as walking, jogging or even standing for extended periods of time.
To help understand if venous or arterial disease is the root of the issue, our team can perform a simple vascular ultrasound screening test in our office to determine the severity of the problem, along with the next steps.
Leg Amputation Prevention in Houston
Did you know that every day, about 230 Americans with diabetes will suffer an amputation? Knowing how leg pain can be a precursor to more serious stages of venous or arterial disease can help you prevent becoming another statistic. At Texas Endovascular, our board certified Interventional Radiologists specialize in preventing PAD from worsening and coming to the point of amputation. We first do this by suggesting healthy lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, quitting smoking, and taking small strides towards being more active. When lifestyle changes or medications are not the solution, we specialize in micro-vessel interventions below the knee that improve blood flow for quicker and better wound healing. In the end, this helps our Houston area patients to preserve or save their limbs.
Schedule Your Appointment for Leg Pain Relief Today!
Remember, leg pain is not just a normal sign of aging and you shouldn’t have to manage the symptoms on a daily basis. If you are looking for relief from chronic leg pain in the Houston Metro area, please contact Texas Endovascular at (713) 575-3686 to schedule your appointment today! We have convenient office locations for an initial consultation in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands and Clear Lake.