If you experience occasional leg pain – meaning that it appears after over-doing it while exercising or playing sports – you’re pretty normal. Most of us experience this from time to time, and it usually goes away within a day or two. But if you experience pain in your legs often, accompanied by feelings of weakness in your legs, the cause may be something much more serious – vein disease. We recommend reading on to learn from a top vein doctor in Bergen County what’s causing it and what can be done to help.
What a top vein doctor in Bergen County suggests to get relief from leg pain
Your first – and most important – step in dealing with chronic leg pain should be to find out what is causing it. Fortunately, all that it takes to find out the cause of your leg pain is to schedule a venous health screening at a reputable vein treatment center in New Jersey. These checkups take only about an hour, and they’re painless and non-invasive, but they allow your NJ vascular doctor to determine what the cause of your pain is, and how it should be treated.
If your leg pain is accompanied by known symptoms of vein disease, such as visibly swollen veins or chronically swollen legs and ankles, having a screening is even more important. These symptoms are all potential signs of a vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI. If this condition is detected early, it can often be treated conservatively with diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and the use of compression stockings to improve circulation. If it turns out that you have waited too long to get a screening and the CVI has turned into full-blown varicose veins, the condition can still be treated, but it may require the removal of the diseased veins via minimally-invasive procedures such as sclerotherapy or endovenous laser therapy (EVLT).
Another reason to get a screening is that the pain may be caused by DVT
Another common cause of leg pain is a far more serious vein disease called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. That’s a condition that causes blood clots (thrombi) to form in the deep veins of your legs. If these clots are not removed, they can break loose and travel through your veins to your lungs (where they can cause a pulmonary embolism) or to your brain (where they can cause a stroke). Over 300,000 Americans a year die of these related side effects of DVT.
So how do I schedule a screening? What should I do next?
Simple – pick up your telephone and call a top vein doctor in Bergen County at 201-693-4847 or go online and set up an appointment for your venous health screening. Dr. John Chuback can help you determine what’s causing your leg pain, and he can help you eliminate it.