Ankle & Leg Swelling (Edema)


Signs of Edema include: ankle & leg swelling, changes in skin pigmentation, pain and discomfort particularly in the calf and/or ankle. Swelling and leg edema can be caused by an abnormal buildup of fluid in the soft tissues of the leg. Edema is multifactorial and can be caused by lymphatic dysfunction and/or a more progressive stage of venous reflux disease. Increased venous hypertension forces … Continue reading Ankle & Leg Swelling (Edema)

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 Ulcers


Personalized Medical Treatment for Venous Leg Ulcers: The most severe manifestation of venous disease is when inadequate blood flow from venous congestion causes weakening of the immune system, namely white blood cells. The weakened immune system and venous congestion combination can cause a local build up of toxins in the tissues of the legs, most … Continue reading Leg Ulcers

Skin Hyperpigmentation & Discoloration


Personalized Medical Treatment for Skin Discoloration & Hyperpigmentation Skin discoloration happens when iron from the red blood cells gets deposited under the skin and “stains” the skin. This occurs when there is increased venous congestion causing a leaking of red blood cells into the tissues, especially the lower legs. The venous congestion can be from underlying varicose veins. When … Continue reading Skin Hyperpigmentation & Discoloration

Venous Stasis Dermatitis


Venous Stasis Dermatitis is a Result of Venous Hypertension in the Legs Venous stasis dermatitis is a manifestation of advanced vein disease that affects the skin in the lower leg.  It is commonly misdiagnosed with patients potentially going years without identification of the true cause; underlying vein disease. Venous stasis dermatitis is a result of venous hypertension in the legs. … Continue reading Venous Stasis Dermatitis

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

Phlebitis


  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 … Continue reading Phlebitis

Leg Cramping


Leg Cramping is a Common Symptom of Venous Disease An extremely common symptom of venous disease in the legs is cramping. Cramping is most often worse at night, or after a long day of sitting or standing. The cramping sensation is often an indication that fluid is accumulating during the day due to increased venous … Continue reading Leg Cramping