Leg Pain Is No Walk in the Park
When we think of leg pain, we picture things like sports injuries and broken bones. But leg pain can also be an indicator of a deeper problem, such as vascular disease. If leg pain is inhibiting your ability to live life to the fullest, consult with the team at Dr. Moutaa BenMaamer. We offer top-notch vascular care to Southwest Florida patients, and we can determine whether your pain is the result of a venous disease. Dr. BenMaamer is skilled in a range of treatments and can help you live pain-free again.
Why Does Leg Pain Occur?
Leg pain occurs for a whole slew of reasons. But when we’re talking about vascular conditions, we can usually chalk leg pain up to one of two issues. These blood vessel problems can lead to leg discomfort:
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
This condition affects blood flow in the legs. When flow is restricted, you may develop uncomfortable varicose veins.
Peripheral Artery Disease
PAD occurs when cholesterol and fat build up in the arteries, making it difficult for blood to get through. Patients with this diagnosis typically have pain when walking but not at rest.
Are You Struggling With These Symptoms, Too?
Leg pain isn’t usually an isolated incident. If your pain is the result of a vascular condition, you probably have several other symptoms making your life harder. Patients often report the following symptoms in addition to pain in the legs:
- Swollen legs
- Heavy feeling in the legs
- Tingling in the lower leg
- Leg hair loss
- Shiny skin
- Thickening or discolored skin
- Leg ulcers
Explore Your Treatment Options
The best treatment for you will depend on the cause of your leg pain. If you’re struggling with chronic venous insufficiency, we may recommend sclerotherapy or ablation therapies. Patients with PAD may require surgical treatment, such as a balloon angioplasty, to remove the buildup. But whatever the case for you, you can have peace of mind knowing our team is here for you. Dr. BenMaamer and his staff are known for exceptional treatment and world-class care.