Leg Restlessness


Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency Leg Restlessness. Patients with chronic lower extremity venous insufficiency may describe the feeling of the constant urge to move their legs, particularly at night.  This sensation may be caused by restless legs syndrome (RLS). One mechanism to explain this sensation may be that when the blood is not emptying out of … Continue reading Leg Restlessness

Leg Heaviness & Fatigued legs


Experiencing Leg Heaviness and Fatigue? The sensation of heavy legs, often described as having lead weights stuffed inside your pants is a very common symptom of lower extremity venous insufficiency. The heaviness is often worse after long periods of standing or sitting. At times, the heavy leg sensation may be chronic. The cause of leg heaviness is … Continue reading Leg Heaviness & Fatigued legs

Superficial Phlebitis and Acute Thrombophlebitis


  What Is Phlebitis? Up to a fourth of all patients with varicose veins and lower extremity venous insufficiency will have an episode of clotting of a varicosity. This can be nearly invisible or can be located just underneath the skin.  This condition is called acute superficial thrombophlebitis. The condition causes pain and discomfort but is usually self-limiting. It should, however, … Continue reading Superficial Phlebitis and Acute Thrombophlebitis

Common Symptoms


Symptoms of Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency Symptoms of lower extremity venous insufficiency can range from minor cosmetic issues to a serious medically disabling condition. Not all symptoms match the outward appearance and vice versa. It is possible to have significant vein disease without symptoms, or to have symptoms but no outward manifestations such as spider … Continue reading Common Symptoms