The most common cause of leg heaviness is chronic venous insufficiency. However, lеg hеаvіnеѕѕ can be due to other causes as well.
Leg heaviness due to vein disease tends to be worse with prolonged sitting or standing. Therefore, it is more common in people with professions that require them to be on their feet all day. If you have noticed leg heaviness at the end of the day, particularly if you have visible varicose or spider veins on the surface of the skin, consider seeing a qualified vein doctor to be evaluated for venous insufficiency. An early diagnosis can lead to improved results and healthier living.
Treatment of leg heaviness is directed at treating the underlying problem, such as correcting medication regimens, treating heart disease, reducing sodium intake and treating venous insufficiency. Depending on the diagnosis, leg elevation, compression stockings and diuretics may also be implemented as effective treatment options. In addition to vein disease treatments, exercise can usually improve the symptoms of leg heaviness due to the improved circulation of the activity.
Treatments for leg heaviness related to venous insufficiency are minimally-invasive, safe and highly effective. At the Princeton Vascular Center, we treat those suffering from leg heaviness with the utmost care. When you visit our vein clinic, you will be greeted by our staff of highly-trained professionals. You can expect an in-depth consultation with the best vein doctors in NJ to determine a vein disease treatment option that is right for you and your specific situation. Schedule your consultation today by contacting our offices or complete the convenient online consultation to begin the process to a more comfortable life.