Vein Treatment located in St. John’s County, St. Augustine, FL
Leg Pain services offered in St. John's County, St. Augustine, FL
Leg pain that persists even with rest can be a warning sign of underlying circulatory issues. To protect your leg health and prevent heart disease and other complications, One Vein Clinic offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations on-site. Fawzi Farha, MD, uses advanced technologies to assess blood circulation in your legs to diagnose blood clots and other circulatory issues. Dr. Farha also customizes care plans to relieve your pain and restore your mobility. Call the office in Augustine, Florida, to schedule a consultation for leg pain or book an appointment online today.
Leg Pain Q&A
What causes leg pain?
Leg pain can develop because of musculoskeletal injuries, like muscle strains and fractures, or from degenerative diseases like arthritis that develop in the joints of your ankles and feet.
Persistent pain, aching, or throbbing sensations in your legs can also be a sign of:
- Blood clots
- Varicose veins
- Poor blood circulation
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
You might also experience leg pain and swelling because of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that describes the narrowing of the arteries in your arms and legs due to a buildup of plaque on the artery walls.
PAD can limit blood flow to your limbs and increase your risk for a heart attack and other serious health complications.
When should I seek treatment for leg pain?
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at One Vein Clinic for leg pain that doesn’t go away with rest or if you have pain that affects your ability to be physically active.
Dr. Farha also recommends an evaluation for leg pain that develops suddenly or occurs with:
- Leg swelling
- Varicose veins
- Shortness of breath
- Skin discoloration
You may need a physical exam and blood work to determine what’s causing your pain. Dr. Farha might also request an ultrasound or other diagnostic imaging test to assess blood circulation in your legs.
Based on the results of your exam and testing, Dr. Farha designs a treatment plan to relieve leg pain and treat its underlying condition.
How is leg pain treated?
If your leg pain is the result of a blood clot or other circulatory problem, you may need to take blood thinners or medications to break up blood clots or to flush excess fluids from your body.
When varicose veins cause leg pain, Dr. Farha may recommend sclerotherapy or VenaSeal™ treatments to close off damaged veins to improve circulation in your legs.
You may also need to make lifestyle and diet changes that improve your circulatory health. Dr. Farha might suggest limiting salt in your diet, losing weight, and getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. He can also discuss the benefits of wearing compression socks to prevent pain from fluid build-up in your legs.
To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for leg pain, call One Vein Clinic or book an appointment online today.