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Leg Pain

Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC

Vascular Surgery, Wound Care, and Podiatry located throughout Maryland and Newark, DE

Leg pain and vascular problems can go hand-in-hand, so you need to see a knowledgeable vascular specialist to get answers. The leading vascular professionals at Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC, have convenient offices in Bel Air, Baltimore, Towson, Westminster, Elkton, Frederick, Ellicott City, Hampstead, Abingdon, Columbia, Lutherville, Severna Park, MD, Wilmington, and Newark, DE, where you can book an expert assessment and effective treatment in the same place. Schedule your appointment by phone or book online today.

Leg Pain Q & A

Why do I have leg pain?

Leg pain can be either sporadic or chronic. It's not unusual to have leg pain once in a while or after heavy exercise. But, if you have leg pain on a regular basis, it might be a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or another vascular problem.

Vascular leg pain often occurs during exercise or when you're standing and recedes when you're resting. 

When should I see a doctor about leg pain?

Frequent leg pain requires attention. It's critical to seek diagnosis if you have recurring or chronic leg pain along with symptoms such as:

  • Leg heaviness
  • Leg swelling
  • Leg discoloration
  • Leg itching

All of these symptoms are common in vascular diseases. 

The team at Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC, uses a wide variety of diagnostic processes to determine why you're having leg pain. You may have tests such as ankle-brachial index (ABI) and vascular ultrasound, in addition to a physical exam. 

How is leg pain treated?

Leg pain treatment often includes both lifestyle changes and medical procedures. Depending on the underlying reason for your leg pain, you may need to change your eating habits, stop smoking, lose weight, or make other modifications. 

If you have conditions that contributed to your vascular disease (and therefore your leg pain), for example, diabetes or high cholesterol, you may need to add to or adjust your medications. 

There are several different ways to treat diseased veins that cause leg pain. Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC, offers comprehensive solutions, including:

  • Sclerotherapy
  • VenaSeal™
  • Phlebectomy
  • Vein ligation (vein stripping)
  • Endovenous radiofrequency ablation

After vein treatment, your leg pain fades away as your vein withers. 

If a condition such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) causes your leg pain, you may need a minimally invasive procedure like balloon angioplasty to open the diseased artery. Your surgeon may place a tiny tube or stent to reinforce the artery and keep it open.

Leg pain can prevent you from walking, standing, and sleeping normally — but a diagnosis gives you power over the pain. Learn more about all the leg pain treatments at Vascular Surgery Associates, LLC, by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.