Leg Pains and Cramps


Causes of Leg Pains and Cramps

Leg pain and cramping may be a minor annoyance or a severe problem. Either way, these symptoms are typically an indication of vein disease. Lеg сrаmрs, аlѕо knоwn аѕ Chаrlеу hоrѕеѕ, occur when thеrе are involuntary соntrасtіоns оf уоur lеg muѕсlеѕ. These are some of the most common and bothersome symptoms patients experience with vein disease. The leg cramps you are experiencing contribute to the overall leg pain. In addition, restless legs can have a significant impact on quality of life.

If vein disease is the cause of your leg pain and leg cramps, then the vein doctors at the Princeton Vascular Center can help. When you visit one of our five locations, you will receive a consultation and diagnosis by the best vascular specialists in New Jersey. We will review your medical history and choose the appropriate selection of imaging tools, such as ultrasound, to properly diagnose your leg pain and cramping. Once a diagnosis is determined, we will create a personalized plan to treat your leg pain effectively.

Do Varicose Veins Cause Leg Pain?

Leg pains and cramps can have multiple causes and can be caused by varicose veins. When varicose veins are responsible for leg discomfort, you will notice several unique features:

  • Heaviness in the leg that worsens towards the end of the day and eases with rest and elevation
  • “Charley horses” or painful sensations in the feet or calves
  • Swelling of the calves or ankles that also worsens toward the end of the day
  • Restless leg syndrome which involves involuntary urges to shift your legs to alleviate discomfort

It’s important to note that the symptoms mentioned above can be related to varicose veins, even if none are visible on the skin. The best course of action is to receive a vein consultation and see if treatment will be beneficial. Contact the best vascular specialists in NJ to see if varicose vein treatments will help alleviate your leg pains and cramps.

Effective Treatments for Leg Cramping


Sclerotherapy

Sсlеrоthеrару іѕ a mеdісаl рrосеdurе thаt involves thе іnjесtіоn оf a sclerosant іntо a vеіn tо соmрlеtеlу оblіtеrаtе іt. This is the most common technique for spider veins.

 


RFA

The standard of today’s treatments for venous insufficiency, RF ablation involves a small catheter that delivers heat energy to close down the abnormal vein. The procedure is minimally-invasive and can be done directly in the office.


VenaSeal

VenaSeal™ is a procedure that uses a special glue to close off damaged veins. The procedure is safe and as effective as RF ablation.

 


ClariVein

Combines two techniques to treat underlying venous insufficiency. A small catheter is used to both chemically and mechanically treat the diseased vein. Not all veins are good targets for treatment.

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Microphlebectomy

Phlebectomy is not stripping. Instead, these brief procedures are offered only by skilled clinics and remain one of the best options for bulging varicose veins. Done under local anesthesia in an office setting, the vein is removed in small sections through tiny incisions.

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