Reasons Why Your Legs Feel Heavy

August 1, 2023
By United Vein & Vascular Centers®

Varicose Veins & Heavy Legs

Heaviness in the legs is a common problem for those with vein problems. If your legs feel heavy and uncomfortable, you might have a common vein condition. To learn more about this particular vein condition, keep reading below. 

What common condition causes the legs to feel heavy? 

  • Varicose veins — Yep, that’s right! If you feel like your legs are weighing you down and you’ve become extra aware of the feelings in your legs, you might be dealing with varicose veins. But you’re not alone. This condition affects roughly 23% of the population. Sometimes varicose veins can be mostly asymptomatic, and the only sign is enlarged blue and purple veins underneath the surface of the skin. For others, like in your case, varicose veins can cause uncomfortable and even painful symptoms. You can get guidance managing the symptoms of your varicose veins by consulting a vein and vascular specialist. Specialists are professionally trained in vascular conditions and improving circulation for optimal health. 

What are some other symptoms of varicose veins? 

  • Itchiness or dryness around the affected area. 
  • Skin discoloration. 
  • Swelling in the legs. 
  • Aching or throbbing in the legs. 

Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for your varicose vein treatments 

You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.  

Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:  

  • Reduce your symptoms. 
  • Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.  
  • Increase your overall quality of life.  

Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment. 

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