It’s not unusual to have leg pain after a long day of walking or a heavy workout. However, leg pain is also a symptom of many vascular conditions. Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, in Somerville, New Jersey, treats vascular conditions that cause leg pain using minimally invasive surgical tools and techniques. To get help for your leg pain, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Leg pain refers to any type of discomfort in your leg. That might include cramping, burning, or numbness.
Many conditions cause leg pain. In most cases, the cause isn’t a serious medical issue. However, leg pain is a common symptom of vascular conditions that affect circulation in your legs.
There are a few vascular conditions that affect the blood vessels in the legs, causing pain. These conditions include:
PVD is a narrowing or blockage in the peripheral arteries from a buildup of plaque along the wall of the blood vessel. If you have leg pain when walking or climbing stairs that goes away when you rest (claudication), then you may have PVD.
CVI is a circulation problem that affects the veins in the lower part of your leg. The walls and valves in these veins are damaged, affecting the flow of blood. Blood pools in the ankles and leaks into the tissue, causing skin discoloration and ulcerations.
CVI may cause leg pain and swelling.
Varicose veins are enlarged superficial (close to the skin) veins. These veins may cause an aching or burning sensation in the legs.
A DVT is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in the leg. DVTs don’t always cause symptoms, but they may cause inflammation, swelling, or pain in part of the leg where they form.
Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, offers innovative surgical interventions to treat the vascular conditions that cause pain. Treatment options include:
Endovascular revascularization refers to minimally invasive procedures Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, performs to improve circulation in the legs. That might include angioplasty and stenting, atherectomy, or radiofrequency ablation.
For PVD, the team may perform a peripheral artery bypass, placing a blood vessel graft that bypasses the narrowing or blockage, improving circulation.
For an atherectomy, Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, uses special tools to remove the plaque from the blood vessel. Your provider may perform this procedure using minimally invasive techniques or traditional open surgery.
Endovenous ablation therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that closes varicose veins, improving circulation problems.
Sclerotherapy is an injection that gets rid of varicose veins. Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, uses Varithena® for sclerotherapy.
Call Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, or schedule your leg pain consultation online today.