Treating Leg Pain
Leg pain often starts as a minor inconvenience—slight aches and discomfort when you’re walking. But it can eventually become something that’s impossible to ignore on a day to day basis. Some patients become debilitated by leg pain and can’t walk at all. If you’re feeling pain in your leg, it could be caused by a problem with the blood flow to your lower extremities. It may be helpful to see cardiovascular specialist Dr. Madaiah Revana for advice and to explore the various vein treatments available.
Causes of Leg Pain
Leg pain isn’t always related to an underlying disease. Sometimes it’s just a result of too little or too much physical activity, heavy lifting, standing for long periods of time, or an injury. But in other cases, it could be a symptom of peripheral artery disease or deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in a main artery)—two conditions that cause lack of proper blood flow through the veins. These issues may require treatment from a cardiovascular specialist who can diagnose the problem and help improve your circulation.
How a Cardiovascular Specialist Can Help
The veins are a complicated network of passageways that help keep your body healthy, active, and in good condition. When you have leg pain, it’s a sign that there may be a venous disorder that could be preventing nourishing, nutrient-rich blood from getting to your lower limbs. A cardiovascular specialist can help by performing an ultrasound test to look at the veins in your legs, and by recommending an angiogram procedure to take X-rays to pinpoint the cause of your leg pain.
Additional Leg Pain Solutions
After you visit a cardiovascular specialist to discuss leg pain solutions, you can prolong your good results by taking on new, healthier habits. Here are a few tips for minimizing leg discomfort and maintaining good blood flow:
- Become more active and avoid a sedentary lifestyle.
- Commit to a weight loss plan to achieve a normal BMI (body mass index).
- Check your blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol levels regularly with home testing kits to ensure good cardiovascular health.
- Avoid smoking tobacco and adopt a better dietary plan that includes green leafy vegetables and vitamin C rich fruits.
Schedule Time with a Vein Specialist
A cardiovascular vein specialist at Northeast Houston Vein Center in Humble and Houston, TX can help you manage your leg pain and improve your blood flow. Call the office at 281-446-4638 or 832-318-2357 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Madaiah Revana.
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Call Northeast Houston Vein Center, serving Humble, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Atascocita, TX,
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