Leg pain may develop from several causes, some more serious than others. For example, when you have leg pain when walking or climbing the stairs, your symptom may signify a circulation problem. At Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group, serving Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area, the vascular experts specialize in diagnosing and treating leg pain. Call the office in the Beverly Grove neighborhood in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, or Glendale, California, or book an appointment online today.
Leg pain includes any type of discomfort you feel in your leg. Though leg pain may develop for many reasons, it may be a sign of a vascular problem, such as:
If you have leg pain when walking, exercising, or climbing stairs, you may be experiencing claudication, which is a symptom of peripheral artery disease.
With peripheral artery disease, you have narrowing or blockages in your peripheral arteries, affecting the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to your extremities.
You may also develop leg pain if you have varicose veins or venous insufficiency. These circulation problems occur because of damage or weakness to the wall or valves that line your veins, allowing blood to pool.
A DVT is a blood clot in a deep vein. Not everyone with a DVT has symptoms, but it may cause leg pain.
Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group specializes in diagnosing and treating vascular problems that cause leg pain and can provide the answers you need.
Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group is a patient-centered vascular and endovascular surgical practice. You can expect a patient-focused exam when you come in with concerns about leg pain.
Your doctor aims to find the root cause of your symptom, so you get the best treatment possible. They ask detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and family history and perform a physical exam.
Your doctor may run diagnostic tests such as a Doppler ultrasound, X-rays, MRI, or CT scan to confirm or rule out a circulation problem. Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group has several state-of-the-art ultrasound machines with experienced technicians in their office for the convenience of their patients.
Your doctor at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group creates a personalized treatment plan for your leg pain based on the underlying cause. Treatment may include:
Your surgeon may perform endovascular angioplasty and stenting for peripheral artery disease to restore blood flow, ease your symptoms, and prevent future circulation problems.
For varicose veins or venous insufficiency, your doctor may recommend procedures that close the diseased veins, such as endovenous laser therapy, sclerotherapy, or microfoam injection with Varithena®.
Leg pain isn’t a normal part of the aging process. For expert vascular care, call Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group, or book an appointment online today.