Lеg hеаvіnеѕѕ can be due to multiple different causes, but the most common cause is chronic venous insufficiency.
Leg heaviness due to vein disease tends to be worse with prolonged sitting or standing. Exercise usually improves symptoms because of the improved circulation with activity. If you have noticed leg heaviness at the end of the day, particularly if you have visible spider and varicose 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 indicated as efficacious treatment options.
Treatments for leg heaviness related to venous insufficiency are minimally invasive, safe and highly effective.