If you find yourself saying “my legs hurt” to a friend or partner at the end of every day, you may be looking for solutions. Leg pain is not a common problem and may be related to your veins. At Chuback Medical Group, our goal is to diagnose and treat the vascular problems that cause your leg pain. We have a number of tools we can use to make you more comfortable: read on to learn more about what we can do to help you get rid of leg pain.
My legs hurt: what can Chuback Medical Group do to help?
If you tell Dr. John Chuback “my legs hurt,” he will begin by getting an idea of your overall lifestyle and level of health. During your initial consultation, expect to answer questions about your family history, activity levels, other health problems, and more. This information will help your doctor determine if you are at risk for vascular issues and identify potential lifestyle changes that may reduce your leg pain. As an example, spending extended periods of time standing in the same position can increase your risk of venous insufficiency, a condition in which your veins are unable to effectively transport blood back to your heart. Taking time to walk around for a few minutes throughout your day can help improve circulation and potentially reduce your pain.
If your doctor believes vein disease is the cause of your leg pain, he may request that you undergo an ultrasound screening. This non-invasive test is a pain-free way to take a glimpse at your veins. Your doctor will use this image to determine the cause of your vascular issues. Venous insufficiency can be caused by a lack of elasticity in vein walls, by damaged valves, and even by blood clots. Once the root cause is determined, your doctor can advise you on treatments.
At the Chuback Medical Group, we often advise our patients to pursue conservative methods of treatment before undergoing surgical procedures. Conservative treatments help to reduce leg pain by encouraging proper circulation and reducing swelling. Your doctor may encourage you to exercise regularly. If your weight is an issue, he may also guide you to resources that will help you lose unwanted pounds. Compression stockings are a popular form of conservative treatment that reduces pain and swelling by providing helpful pressure to the legs and ankles.
If conservative methods are not enough to get rid of your leg pain, we have a number of minimally invasive procedures available to help treat vein disease. Each of these treatments, which include endovenous laser treatment, sclerotherapy, and ambulatory phlebectomy, improve your circulation without requiring you to undergo general anesthesia or a lengthy recovery period. Many patients are able to return to their daily activities soon after their treatment, allowing you to leave leg pain behind without taking too much time out of your schedule.
“My legs hurt” does not have to become your catchphrase. Instead, let us help you get rid of painful legs and get back to the activities you once enjoyed. Our caring and compassionate staff is ready to help build a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your particular situation. If you’d like to learn more about what our vein center can do for you, please don’t hesitate to give our Bergen County office a call. We look forward to meeting you!