Leg Pain

Pain in the legs can occur as a result of a sickness that affects bones, joints, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, or skin. When to seek medical treatment? 

Leg Pain from Vascular Diseases

Leg Pain is a medical condition in which our legs feel pain and discomfort caused by disease, disorder or injury. Pain in the legs can occur because of multiple reasons, it is essential to know the cause of leg pain to seek the correct medication.  

The most common causes of leg pain are poor posture, overexertion, poor sleep cycle, referent leg pain, and injury of the bones and/or soft tissues. 

Leg pain is also a common symptom of vascular diseases. Vascular diseases are problems that affect the network of vessels inside your body including arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. Aneurysms, Blood Clots in Veins, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Buerger’s disease, Lymphedema, Peripheral venous disease and varicose veins are some vein vascular diseases that can cause leg pain. 

A woman is suffering from severe 'leg pain', holding her leg

Thankfully numerous reliable non-invasive and invasive medical treatments can treat leg pain. However, it is essential to diagnose the correct underlying cause for the leg pain for effective treatment.  

We recommend that you consult an expert doctor to diagnose and recommend treatment for leg pain.  

 

What are the Causes of Vein Vascular Leg Pain?

Our legs are a complex combination of soft and hard tissue, arteries and veins. As mentioned earlier a number of diseases and disorders can cause leg pain; they are mostly categorized as neuropathic, musculoskeletal, or vascular. At times, these problems may even overlap. 

Musculoskeletal Leg Pain

Pain in the leg caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscle, tendon or ligament is called musculoskeletal pain. Examples of musculoskeletal leg pain include broken bones, inflamed joints, night cramps, compartment syndrome, and stress fractures. The pain caused by musculoskeletal problems is usually throbbing, severe, and intense. 

Neuropathic Leg Pain

Neuropathic pain is pain caused by damage or disease affecting the somatosensory nervous system. Conditions include restless legs syndrome, nerve pain, neuropathy, and sciatic nerve pain.  

Leg Pain caused by neuropathic damage or disease is a shooting and burning pain that is present even when resting.  

Vascular Leg Pain

Vascular leg pain is caused by disease, disorder, and damage to the network of vessels in the body. The most common vascular diseases that may cause leg pain are: 

Aneurysms 

An aneurysm is a medical condition in which the walls of a blood vessel become weak and may bulge out. Aneurysms may commonly occur in the aorta; the artery that pumps blood away from the heart. They can also occur in brain vessels.  A ruptured aneurysm can cause serious health repercussions.  

Leg Aneurysms are often asymptomatic. However, if you feel a sudden and sharp pain your leg or foot accompanied by skin discoloration then the pain may be caused by a leg aneurysm.  

Blood Clots and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) 

A thrombus or a blood clot is a congealed drop of blood that gets lodged into a vein and stays there. A blood clot located in the deep veins of the leg is called deep vein thrombosis. It can stop the flow of blood inside a vein causing the blood to pool and the vein to become swollen and enlarged.  

If you feel that your legs are tender to the touch accompanied by a dull ache and protruding veins then DVT is the most likely cause.  

Lymphedema 

Lymphedema is a medical condition that occurs when the valves inside lymphatic vessels stop working properly. The lymph moves inside the vessels with the help of these valves; if the valves are malfunctioning then the lymph starts pooling inside blood vessels causing swelling in the legs and arms.   

Varicose Veins 

Varicose Veins is a disorder in which the veins are unable to carry blood in the right direction because vein valves become weak.  

If you see bulging and swollen, rope like veins protruding from your legs accompanied by swelling and pain then you are suffering from leg pain because of varicose veins.  

Venous Infections 

An inflammation in the veins caused by infection or injury can also cause leg pain. This leg pain is often throbbing and stinging. 
 

What are the Symptoms of Vein Vascular Leg Pain? 

The type of leg pain and the symptoms that accompany leg pain may help you identify the source of leg pain. Your leg pain may be caused by venous diseases if you experience the following symptoms: 

  • A dull ache in legs  
  • A stinging sensation accompanies by pain and swelling  
  • Cramps in your legs when you are active  leg pain when standing up from sitting for a long time  
  • leg pain when lying down or sitting for a prolonged period  
  • Your legs may feel tired and heavy  
  • The skin of your legs may change color  

 

What are the Treatments for Leg Pain Caused by Vascular Diseases? 

Leg pain caused by vascular diseases is a symptom caused by the diseased or damaged blood vessels. Therefore, the foremost treatment for leg pain is to treat the underlying venous disease or disorder.  

Depending on the problem, a Vein Vascular surgeon will recommend the following treatments: 

  1. Physical therapy and Exercise 
  2. Elevation and Compression  
  3. Medication  
  4. Endovenous Laser Treatment  
  5. Radiofrequency Ablation  
  6. Sclerotherapy  
  7. Phlebectomy  
  8. Ligation and Stripping Surgery  

 

Venous Disease Leg Pain Treatment in NJ 

Are you suffering from leg pain caused by venous diseases? If yes, then you don’t have to suffer anymore!  

Contact expert Vein vascular specialists at Complete Medical Wellness (CMW) to restore leg health today. CMW is a multi-specialty medical facility that has a renowned Vein Vascular department in 7 accessible locations across NJ and NY. 

Getting treatment for the frustrating leg pain is easier than ever before! You can get reliable and lasting treatment right in your city! 

At CMW we promise you: 

  • Board-certified and experienced vascular surgeons 
  • Accurate diagnosis  
  • Effective, Reliable and Safe Vascular treatments  
  • Innovative medical procedures  
  • Professional staff  
  • Empathetic patient care  
  • State of the art medical facility  
  • Insurance is accepted from all major insurance carriers 

 

Nothing can stop you from getting the treatment that you deserve today! Call  Complete Medical Wellness (CMW), today to schedule a FREE initial consult with expert Vascular surgeons in NJ.