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Leg Pain

Commonwealth Vein Center

Vascular, Vein and Wound Specialists & Cardiologists located in Colonial Heights, VA & Richmond, VA, & McLean, VA

If you struggle with leg pain and want to know its cause, turn to Commonwealth Vein Center in Colonial Heights, Richmond, and McLean, Virginia. The team of vein and vascular experts can diagnose and treat the underlying cause of leg pain to give you relief and reduce the risk of complications. Call the nearest office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Leg Pain Q & A

What is leg pain?

Leg pain is a feeling of discomfort in one or both of your legs. It could result from a disease, injury, or a problem with your blood vessels. Leg pain could feel like a sharp or shooting pain, dull ache, tingling, burning, or itching.

Commonwealth Vein Center specialists help find the cause of your leg pain and offer a variety of vascular treatments to reduce complications.

What are the common causes of leg pain?

Common causes of leg pain that warrant a visit to Commonwealth Vein Center include:

  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Lymphedema 
  • Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Vein problems
  • Leg wounds

Sometimes, leg pain goes away on its own over time, especially if you have an injury, but in other cases, treatment is the best way to reduce discomfort and its underlying cause.

What are the risk factors for leg pain?

Common factors that can increase your risk of leg pain due to vascular disease include:

  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor dietary habits
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Older age
  • Family history of vein problems
  • Smoking
  • Uncontrolled diabetes

Adopting healthy habits, such as eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking, is a good way to reduce vascular-related leg pain. 

How does my provider find the root cause of leg pain?

To find out what’s causing your leg pain and develop a treatment plan, vein experts at Commonwealth Vein Center discuss your symptoms, review your medical history with you, and complete a physical exam. They could suggest you undergo blood tests, heart function tests, vascular ultrasound, or other imaging procedures to make a final diagnosis.

What are common vascular treatments for leg pain?

Common vascular treatments for leg pain your provider could suggest, depending on its cause, include:

  • Watchful waiting
  • Diet changes
  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • Medications 
  • Compression stockings
  • Sclerotherapy
  • ClariVein®
  • VenaSeal™
  • Laser vein treatment
  • Venous ablation
  • Vein surgery

Your specialist personalizes vein treatments to give you the best outcome. They may recommend you elevate your legs, alter sitting and standing positions often, or make other lifestyle changes to enhance comfortability.

To learn more about what’s causing leg pain and get the relief you desire, call Commonwealth Vein Center or use the online booking feature today.