Humble Cardiology Associates
Madaiah Revana, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Interventional Cardiologist located in Humble, TX & Houston, TX
Swollen and painful legs could be a sign of an underlying condition, like a venous disorder. The expert team at Humble Cardiology Associates diagnoses and treats leg swelling with noninvasive laser treatments, including radiofrequency therapy and medications. Call one of the convenient locations in Houston or Humble, Texas, or book a consultation online to discuss leg swelling today with interventional cardiologist Madaiah Revana, MD, FACC.
Leg Swelling Q&A
What causes leg swelling?
Leg swelling could be a sign of a problem with your veins. For example, chronic venous disease can occur when the valves in the veins of your leg stop functioning correctly.
This condition, which is also known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), causes an increasing amount of pressure in your leg veins. You also typically experience leg swelling, pain, and changes in the appearance of your skin.
Other types of chronic venous diseases include:
Saphenous vein reflux
Your saphenous vein is a long vein running inside your leg from your ankle to the groin area. Saphenous vein reflux occurs when the valves within this vein malfunction, causing an unhealthy backflow of blood.
Nonthrombotic iliac venous lesions
Nonthrombotic iliac venous lesions are brought on by damaged iliac veins in your hip area. This condition causes leg swelling and pain while sitting.
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
DVT is a condition where blood clots form in a vein, usually in your legs. A DVT is often treated with blood thinners to eliminate the existing clot and prevent the formation of any more in the future.
What are the signs of a venous disorder?
A venous disorder often causes leg pain, cramps, and swelling along with other symptoms in your legs, such as:
- Heaviness and fatigue
- Itching or burning
- Skin discoloration
Restlessness in your legs is another sign of a venous disorder.
What are the treatments for leg swelling?
After a thorough assessment of your swollen legs and veins, the team at Humble Cardiology Associates tailors your treatment to your condition. For example, radiofrequency treatment helps to eliminate diseased veins that are causing leg swelling and other problems. The treatment heats the vein wall, causing it to collapse. Your body then reroutes blood to healthy veins.
The team at Humble Cardiology Associates also provides specially formulated foam or medical adhesive to seal diseased veins permanently. For varicose veins, the team may recommend an FDA-approved prescription medication to relieve pain and other symptoms caused by problems with your veins.
There’s no need to suffer from leg swelling and discomfort when expert care is available at Humble Cardiology Associates. Call today or book your consultation online.