Leg Pain Treatment at Texas Endovascular
Effective treatment resolves pain while getting to the bottom of your vascular condition.
Leg pain is one of the most common symptoms of vascular conditions that directly affect the lower legs.
It is often the first sign of a more serious underlying vascular issue, like varicose veins or peripheral artery disease.
At Texas Endovascular, we understand how much leg pain can affect your overall mobility and health.
The good news is our team of vascular experts can significantly reduce your leg pain, tie it to a comprehensive diagnosis, and mitigate further symptoms of pain entirely with the treatment you need now.
You don’t have to live with leg pain; we can provide relief sooner.
Let’s discuss leg pain in more detail, including diagnosis, related conditions, and leg pain treatment options.
What is leg pain?
Leg pain is an umbrella term used to describe any discomfort you may experience in any part of your legs. It may also be used interchangeably with the terms “leg fatigue” and “leg heaviness.”
From calf cramping or muscle aches in your thighs to blood clots and vascular issues, leg pain can range from mild to severe and affect any portion of your lower extremities.
It can affect one or both legs, radiate through your entire leg, or be localized to a specific area.
Leg pain can be intermittent or constant and gradually worsen or develop suddenly.
Depending on the cause, leg pain could be described as:
Leg Pain Vascular-Related Causes
If you notice sharp or worsening leg pain while walking, it could signify something more serious.
While most mild leg pain has no serious cause, moderate to severe pain is often associated with an underlying injury, illness, or condition that affects the muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, soft tissue, or veins in the legs.
Some of the most common vascular causes of leg pain include:
- Spider veins
- Varicose veins
- Blood clots
- Leg ulcers
- Venous insufficiency
- Restless leg syndrome
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
The Tie Between Leg Pain and Peripheral Artery Disease
Most of those living with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have no symptoms.
For those who do, one of the first symptoms is leg pain in the hips, thighs, or calves, especially after walking or exercising. The pain often goes away when exercise and walking stop.
If blood flow is blocked due to plaque buildup, leg muscles do not get enough blood during movement. The associated pain, referred to as intermittent claudication, is the muscles’ way of alerting your body that it isn’t receiving enough blood.
As PAD worsens, poor blood flow to your legs and feet may cause leg pain when you rest. Pain can last a few minutes or several hours and wake you from a sound sleep.
In the most severe cases, recurring nighttime leg pain could signify a serious form of PAD called critical limb ischemia (CLI). If left untreated, it could put your leg at risk for amputation.
Leg Pain Treatment Options
Leg pain treatment is solely based on the condition causing your pain.
Although most people equate leg pain to the typical signs of aging, it could be more.
If you experience constant or intermittent leg pain that worsens with exercise or wakes you up at night, getting to the bottom of the cause is vital. Seek an immediate medical evaluation for a proper diagnosis—especially if you already live with a vascular condition.
Relieving Leg Pain Treatment in the Houston and Dallas Area
If you are living with unrelenting leg pain, we can help without the risks of extensive surgery or the expense and downtime required by going to the hospital.
Early intervention helps provide a valuable diagnosis, prevents the escalation of pain and progression of associated symptoms, and helps get to the bottom of your vascular condition sooner, especially if you’re living with PAD.
Texas Endovascular provides the most advanced vascular treatments in the Greater Houston and Dallas area.
Our vascular specialists are experienced in caring for vein-related symptoms like leg pain and more complex vein diseases, such as PAD.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact uscontact uscontact us today.