Varicose veins can cause leg pain that gets in the way of your daily life. In two offices in Pasadena and The Woodlands, Texas, Peter Morgan, MD, provides individualized care and works with you to relieve your leg pain and resolve your aesthetic problems. Merging breakthrough laser technology with ample medical knowledge and expertise, Dr. Morgan delivers effective results. Click or call one of the two offices to book your appointment.
Varicose veins are a common cause of leg pain that many describe as a heaviness or deep aching sensation. Varicose veins can come along with varying degrees of pain from mild to severe.
A number of conditions can cause your leg pain:
Phlebitis occurs when varicose veins form blood clots and become inflamed. If you have phlebitis, you might experience pain, heat, hardness, and discoloration of the area.
A burst vein can cause blood to pool around the affected area, resulting in a buildup of pressure and toxins. Sometimes an ulcer can develop, or the skin can tear and become painful.
Varicose veins can cause problems with your lymphatic system – a network of vessels that help transport and remove toxins and waste products from your body. Your lymphatic system plays a major role in immune system function. Sometimes varicose veins can damage the lymphatic system and lead to a condition called lymphedema that causes swelling, usually in the feet and toes.
If you have lymphedema, you might also develop cellulitis, a skin condition involving inflammation of the soft tissue of the skin.
The hallmark symptom of venous stasis dermatitis is leathery skin that might be seeping a clear-yellow fluid.
Dermatitis is an itchy, inflamed rash that typically appears on the lower leg or ankle and can lead to bleeding, skin ulcers, or painful sores that might get infected.
Laser vein treatments utilize precise laser energy to heat and shrink the vein wall, so it seals shut.
Most laser treatments involve local anesthetic, a minimally invasive procedure, and a small opening in your skin to insert the device and deliver the laser energy.
Choosing laser vein treatments for your vein-related leg pain is a great solution that yields many benefits, such as:
Dr. Morgan works with you to determine the right course of treatment to relieve your leg pain and help you feel better. Call or schedule online today.