What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Chronic venous insufficiency is considered a venous disease that results in damaged veins. The damaged veins lead to reduced blood flow, among other things, that can lead to further issues within the vascular system. The types of veins that most often experience damage include perforating veins, deep veins and superficial veins.
What are the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency?
- Varicose veins — Chronic venous insufficiency can lead to varicose veins, which can look unsightly and cause heaviness, achiness, and itching in the affected area.
- Swelling — This condition frequently leads to swelling, which can become uncomfortable and even cause significant leg pain if left untreated.
- Changes in skin coloration and texture — Another common symptom of chronic venous insufficiency is that the skin can become discolored and appear red or brown, and it can even become dry and rough in texture.
Can chronic venous insufficiency be attributed to chronic leg pain?
Chronic venous insufficiency can be attributed to recurring leg pain. The pain is mostly caused by the swelling of the legs; the swelling happens when blood pools in the legs and feet because the blood can’t travel through the veins as it should. The blood pools and the pressure in the legs increases, and this can cause chronic leg pain for those with this condition. The pain can start off manageable at first, but if left untreated, over time it can quickly become unmanageable. It’s recommended that chronic venous insufficiency sufferers seek treatment from a vein and vascular specialist to help manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers if you’re experiencing chronic leg pain
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.