Leg pain is often one of the first symptoms people notice with vein disorders. The pain can range from a general achiness to sharp, burning pain in the area of the affected veins. The discomfort may increase after long periods of sitting or standing. It can also worsen at the end of the day and may be accompanied by swelling of the lower leg, ankle and foot.
Other types of leg pain you might experience include leg cramping, particularly at night when you try to rest and can be caused by spider veins or varicose veins. Another condition known as restless leg syndrome (RLS) plagues some varicose vein sufferers. RLS is characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs and most often occurs at night. Both leg cramps and RLS can interfere with a good night’s rest, exacerbating those symptoms and your vein condition overall.
You may find that your symptoms improve when you elevate your legs for a period of time. This is an indication that your discomfort is directly related to your vein disorder and visiting a vein treatment center can help. Fortunately, minimally-invasive treatments are available today to help you permanently relieve leg pain and eliminate visible signs of vein conditions like spider and varicose veins. Most patients find that uncomfortable symptoms are gone nearly instantly once treatment is completed.
You don’t have to suffer from leg pain as a result of a vein disorder, learn about vein therapy today. Contact Advanced Vein Center at 207-772-1820 to find out how we can help you treat your vein condition without significant discomfort or downtime – serving Portland, Westbrook, Gorham and New England communities.