Leg swelling can be caused by a variety of conditions, and it is notably a common symptom of vein disease. Vein disease can be quickly and safely treated with a minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatment offered at Vein Treatment Clinic New York, where you can be sure to expect state-of-the-art treatment from excellent doctors. Click HERE to book an appointment at our excellent vein center, or keep reading to learn more about leg swelling and how to treat the condition.

Venous Insufficiency

One-way valves in veins throughout the body make sure that blood flows towards the heart, but does not return to the limbs. The veins in your legs have to work extra hard to return blood to the heart since they have to pump blood a lot further to the heart than most other parts of your body, and they are fighting gravity to get the blood up to the heart. Consequently, when the valves in the veins of the legs get clogged, gravity takes over and blood flows backwards, pooling in veins towards the feet.

When this occurs in a single vein, it is referred to as venous reflux. However, when this occurs in several veins, it is referred to as venous insufficiency, since the venous system is no longer able to adequately return blood to the heart.

Fluid Build-Up 

Vein disease can also cause heaviness or hurting in the legs, especially towards the end of the day when you’ve been active and more blood has a chance to make its way down to the legs. This causes leg swelling, often known as edema. Because there is inadequate circulation to remove the extra lactic acid created by regular exercise, your leg muscles may even begin to cramp.

Many people believe that swelling in the ankles and feet, as well as leg discomfort and cramps, are normal aging symptoms, so they don’t think there is anything they can do about it – but venous insufficiency can be cured! If you have been experiencing these signs and symptoms for a long time, it can be easy to accept this as your new normal. Think back to how your legs looked and felt five or 10 years ago, and take note if your legs are notably more weary or achy at the end of the day than they used to be. Be sure to call a vein treatment center to locate a venous medicine specialist, who can help you get back to feeling back to normal.

If you have varicose or spider veins, it is critical that you get evaluated for underlying venous insufficiency at a vein clinic. The best strategy to cure these visible veins on your legs is to address the underlying cause, which is most likely venous insufficiency. Once you have been evaluated and diagnosed by a board-certified venous medicine specialist, he or she can advise you on the best varicose vein and spider vein treatment for your specific case, which is usually a minimally invasive procedure to repair the “leaky pipe” and close unhealthy veins to ensure that blood flows in the right direction and prevent complications.

As previously said, this is a treatable ailment, so it is important to schedule an appointment with a vein center specialized in venous medicine as soon as possible to ensure that the damage to the veins does not cause any additional problems in the future.

When seeking treatment for your vein disease, it is not only important to determine WHAT treatment you will receive, but also WHO will be providing you with care. A crucial factor to consider when choosing a vein clinic is the quality and skill of their vein doctors, who are also known as phlebologists. They can come from a variety of specialties of medicine, including cardiology, anesthesiology, and emergency care, as long as they have the necessary training to treat veins.

The easiest approach to assess a phlebologist is to visit the clinic’s website and read about their credentials, success stories, and patient testimonials. Make sure you choose a vein doctor who is well-versed in ultrasonography and minimally invasive procedures so you can be confident that you’re getting the best vein care possible. In addition to these technical skills, choose a vein doctor who is caring, understanding, and capable of communicating well with you at all stages of therapy.

Depending on the vein treatment plan that is recommended for you, you may need to visit the vein clinic more than once, so the vein clinic should be located somewhere that is easily accessible to you. Contact us at the Vein Treatment Clinic location in New York City, which is conveniently located in the heart of New York, accessible by both Grand Central Station and Penn Station.

When you schedule your consultation at our vein center, be assured of the highest-quality care from leading vein experts. Dr. Juan Montoya is a Yale-trained double board-certified specialist in venous medicine and cardiothoracic surgery and is bilingual in English and Spanish. He prioritizes patient care and strive to provide treatment with compassion and professionalism. Check out the Vein Treatment Clinic location in New York City for vein treatment today!