Almost everyone experiences leg pain at some point. The causes and symptoms vary significantly, and treatment can range from rest to surgery. Amjad Safvi, MD, is an experienced physician who specializes in venous medicine and interventional radiology. He welcomes patients seeking leg pain relief at Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center, with offices in Lake Zurich and Chicago Ridge, Illinois. Schedule a free consultation for leg pain over the phone or online today.
Leg pain takes many forms, depending on the cause. Common symptoms include:
At Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center, Dr. Safvi diagnoses the cause of leg pain and starts treatment before it worsens. During an evaluation, he uses ultrasound technology to check for anomalies in blood flow.
Dr. Safvi's patients come to him seeking treatment for all types of leg pain, including:
Poor circulation, varicose veins, overuse, muscle cramps, and hormone imbalance can all cause tired legs.
Sometimes called a Charley Horse, leg cramps occur when your leg muscle goes into spasm, causing sharp, intense pain that lasts several minutes. Muscle fatigue and dehydration are the most common causes.
RLS causes an uncomfortable feeling in your legs that makes you want to fidget or shake your leg. People describe it as a creeping, throbbing, aching, or twitching sensation. Lifestyle changes and medication help relieve symptoms.
Inflammation and fluid build-up cause swollen legs. Fluid can build-up because of problems with the lymphatic or venous circulation system, wearing tight clothes, or being inactive. Inflammation can occur because of injury or an inflammatory medical disorder.
Vein disease can cause poor circulation in the legs, leading to skin discoloration. The most common cause is a condition called venous stasis dermatitis.
These are just some examples of symptoms that constitute leg pain, but there are many more. If you experience any kind of leg pain, have Dr. Safvi take a look.
You won't always need medical help for leg pain. Sometimes, rest is the best option. See Dr. Safvi straight away if you experience any of the following:
You should also schedule an office visit if you experience symptoms such as painful varicose veins, pain walking, or any swelling.
Never ignore leg pain and hope it goes away. If leg pain persists after a few days, call Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center to make an appointment or use the online booking portal.