What Causes Leg Pain?

Venous disease can cause leg pain by disrupting the normal flow of blood through your veins. When the veins are damaged or weakened, blood can pool in the legs, causing them to become swollen and painful. This can also lead to blood clots forming, further exacerbating the pain and swelling. In addition to disrupting blood flow, venous disease can cause inflammation in the veins, contributing to pain and discomfort.

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Who Gets Leg Pain?

People with venous disease can experience leg pain as one of the symptoms. This is because venous disease can cause the veins in the legs to become damaged or weakened, leading to poor circulation and increased pressure in the veins. This can result in pain, swelling, and discomfort in the legs, especially after prolonged periods of standing or sitting. Other symptoms of venous disease may include varicose veins, skin changes, and ulcers. If you are experiencing leg pain or any other symptoms, seeking medical attention is essential to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.

Symptoms of Leg Pain Caused by Venous Disease

  • Aching, throbbing, or cramping leg pain
  • Swelling in the legs, ankles, or feet
  • Varicose veins (twisted, bulging veins that are visible under the skin)
  • Itching, burning, or discomfort in the legs
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Treatment Options

If your leg pain is due to venous disease, the doctor may choose from the following treatment options, depending on the underlying cause.

Compression Therapy

With compression therapy, compression stockings or bandages help improve blood flow and reduce swelling. With different levels of compression, ranging from mild to strong, depending on the severity of the condition, they apply pressure to the legs and help the veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently.


There are several medications that may be prescribed to help manage symptoms of venous disease. These may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to help reduce inflammation and pain; anticoagulants to help prevent blood clots; or diuretics to help reduce swelling.


Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure where a solution is injected into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and eventually fade away.

Radiofrequency Ablation

A similar procedure to EVLT, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses radiofrequency energy to close off the vein.

Lifestyle Changes Can Help

  • Get regular exercise
  • Maintain a stable, healthy weight
  • Avoid prolonged periods of sitting or standing
  • Elevate your legs when sitting or lying down
  • Wear compression stockings
  • Don’t use tight clothing that restricts blood flow
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Are You Concerned About Leg Pain?

The Spartz Vein Clinic by Skin Care Doctors effectively diagnoses and treats the causes and symptoms of venous disease. Our vein expert, Dr. Spartz, is board-certified and trained in cutting-edge techniques to treat any level of vein disease. Her compassionate approach to patient care will surely put you at ease. If you have leg pain, the best way to get relief is through proper diagnosis and treatment. Contact our office today to find out how treatment can improve your leg pain symptoms and your quality of life.

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