Vein Treatment located in St. John’s County, St. Augustine, FL
Lymphedema services offered in St. John's County, St. Augustine, FL
If you have cancer or undergo radiation therapy, your risk for lymphedema increases. At One Vein Clinic, Fawzi Farha, MD, offers in-office evaluations to assess the severity of leg swelling and other symptoms lymphedema can cause. Dr. Farha works closely with you to ease swelling and restore range of motion in your limbs. He also provides ongoing care to reduce your risk factors for recurrent infections and other complications lymphedema can cause. If you have fluid build-up or other symptoms of lymphedema, call the office in Augustine, Florida, to schedule an evaluation or book an appointment online today.
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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.