Leg Heaviness in Lima, OH
For some people, varicose veins are little more than a cosmetic issue. For others, varicose veins cause a variety of troubling and often uncomfortable symptoms. Please contact us today at the Vein Care Center, serving the residents of Lima, Celina and the surrounding areas of Auglaize County, OH, to discuss your symptoms. We’re here to help!
What Is Leg Heaviness?
A feeling of heaviness or fullness in the legs is a common complaint of patients with vein disease. When the veins fail to function properly to pump blood back to the heart because of a weakening of the valves, the blood will flow back toward the foot, where it pools. Over time, the accumulation of blood will lead to a buildup of pressure in the veins – more pressure than your veins are designed to handle. This increased pressure is what causes the typical symptoms associated with varicose veins and vein disease, including vein heaviness.
If you are experiencing leg heaviness, you have probably noticed that your symptoms are less bothersome in the morning (because your legs were elevated during the night, which relieved the pressure) and worse at night (after gravity takes its toll).
How Is Leg Heaviness Treated?
At the Vein Care Center, we’ll use the latest ultrasound technology to determine whether an underlying vein disease is causing your leg heaviness. Depending on what we find, we’ll be able to suggest and appropriate treatment plan for you. We offer several different types of Vein Treatments. When you come see us for your initial appointment, we’ll go over your options and medical history. We may also recommend that you wear compression stockings or try leg exercises.
We are committed to helping you live your best life possible, free from the troublesome symptoms of vein disease.
Knowing the symptoms of vein disease can help you recognize them earlier, which means you can get treatment earlier – and that often means achieving the best results possible. Let the caring and knowledgeable staff at the Vein Care Center help you look and feel your best. What’s your next step? Contact us and we’ll take it from there!