Pain, swelling, numbness, or cramps in your legs can be indicative of vein and arterial issues. If you experience these symptoms frequently, make an appointment with highly skilled board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. David Naar at Premier Vein Clinic. Serving the men and women in the Cuyahoga County of Ohio, Dr. Naar has more than 30 years of experience treating venous and arterial diseases. To learn more, call or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment today.
What Causes Leg Pain, Swelling, Numbness, and Cramps?
While leg pain, swelling, numbness, and cramps may indicate various issues, they’re all symptoms of vein and disorders.
Poor vein circulation in the extremities causes most issues. These issues are frequently the result of common vein issues like:
This poor vein circulation causes the leg pain, swelling, numbness, or cramps you experience.
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How are Vein and Arterial Disorders Diagnosed?
Dr. Naar may turn to one of several techniques to diagnose vein and arterial disorders, including:
- Physical examination
- CT scan or MRI
How are Vein and Arterial Disorders Treated?
If you experience leg pain and cramps due to an arterial disorder, Dr. Naar helps to relieve your pain and manage your symptoms. He determines the best treatment option for you based on your unique situation and symptoms. Common vein and arterial disorder treatments include:
- Lifestyle changes to lose weight
- Increased exercise (may be doctor supervised)
- Blood pressure medications
- Cholesterol medications
- Angiogram surgery
- Bypass surgeries
What Causes Vein Disorders?
Though anyone can develop leg pain and cramps due to vein disorders, several factors put you at increased risk, including:
- Being overweight or obese
- Leading a sedentary lifestyle
- Being older than age 50
- A family history of arterial insufficiency and vein disorders
- High blood pressure and cholesterol
- Having diabetes
How Can I Prevent Vein or Arterial Disorders?
You can help prevent leg pain, swelling, numbness, and cramping that is brought on by a vein or arterial disorder by learning to lead a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Naar may suggest dietary changes to help you lose weight and learn to avoid foods that exacerbate your symptoms. Getting more active can also help relieve symptoms.
If you experience frequent leg pain, swelling, numbness, and cramps, don’t delay in making an appointment with Dr. Naar. Using the latest technologies, he works to diagnose the cause of your pain and creates a customized treatment plan just for you.