Got Heavy Legs? You May Be Dealing With This

August 10, 2023
By United Vein & Vascular Centers®

Heavy legs could be a sign of this common vein condition 

Vein conditions can cause a variety of symptoms, most often involving discomfort and even pain in some cases. If you have heavy legs, you may be experiencing the effects of a common vein condition that is impacting the quality of circulation through your legs. 

One of the most typical conditions to cause heaviness in the legs is varicose veins. To learn more about varicose veins and the symptoms of this condition, keep reading below. 

What are some other signs of varicose veins besides heavy legs? 

You may be dealing with varicose veins if you identify with any of these other signs and symptoms. Varicose veins are a type of vein condition where the blood vessels stop performing as well as they should. This condition is progressive, meaning it can’t be cured; however, it can be managed over time with the help of an experienced specialist. Heaviness in the legs is one of the most common symptoms of varicosities, so if you recognize that you have any of the following symptoms, you should consult a specialist for treatment. 

  • Swelling — Poor circulation from varicose veins can cause swelling in the legs, which is also referred to as edema. Swelling can become especially bad after long periods of standing or sitting. 
  • Muscle cramps — Not receiving enough oxygen in the blood due to poor circulation is a cause of muscle cramping and a sign of varicose veins. If you frequently experience cramping in your legs, it could be because you’re not getting proper blood flow through them. 
  • Bulging blue or purple veins on the backs of the legs — One of the most obvious symptoms of varicose veins is noticeable blue and purple veins that are swollen or bulging in appearance. 

Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for help treating your heavy legs 

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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