Leg Pain

Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Surgery & Cardiology located in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Sturgis and Three Rivers, MI

Leg Pain

Leg Pain services offered in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Sturgis and Three Rivers, MI

The team of experienced providers at Advanced Vascular Surgery ithroughout Michigan, recommends you schedule a consultation if you have ongoing leg pain that gets worse when you walk or exercise. Leg pain is a common symptom of venous and vascular conditions like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and peripheral artery disease (PAD). The team can evaluate your legs and blood vessels and provide the care you need. Call Advanced Vascular Surgery or schedule your leg pain consultation online today. 

Leg Pain Q & A

What is leg pain?

Leg pain refers to any type of discomfort you feel in your leg. Leg pain is common and may occur from any number of causes, including an injury, dehydration, or muscle strain from overuse.

Leg pain is also a common symptom of circulation problems that involve the arteries or veins in your legs. If you have leg pain when walking or other symptoms like leg swelling, leg cramping, or inflammation, you should schedule a consultation with the experts at Advanced Vascular Surgery.

What venous and vascular conditions cause leg pain?

A few venous and vascular conditions cause leg pain. The conditions the team at Advanced Vascular Surgery looks for include:

Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

PAD occurs because of narrowing or blockages in the peripheral arteries due to a buildup of plaque along the blood vessel walls. Leg pain when walking or climbing stairs — called claudication — is a tell-tale symptom of PAD.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

DVT is a blood clot in a deep vein. This type of blood clot may cause localized leg pain and redness near the area of the blood clot. 

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are swollen superficial veins. If you have varicose veins and leg pain, you may have a circulation problem. 

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)

CVI occurs when the veins in your legs cannot push blood back to the heart and lungs because of vein damage. The blood flows backward and pools in the lower part of your leg, causing pain and leg swelling.

What happens during a leg pain evaluation?

The team at Advanced Vascular Surgery conducts a thorough evaluation when you come in with concerns about leg pain. They review your symptoms and medical history and examine your legs. 

They may then perform a vascular ultrasound to evaluate the blood vessels in your legs to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

What are the treatments for leg pain?

Treatment for leg pain depends on the cause. The team at Advanced Vascular Surgery customizes your plan to reduce your discomfort and improve circulation. Treatment may include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Disease-specific medication
  • Angioplasty and stenting for PAD
  • Atherectomy for PAD
  • Bypass surgery for PAD
  • Thrombolysis or thrombectomy for DVT
  • Placement of a vena cava filter for DVT
  • Sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, or endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins

Advanced Vascular Surgery is a full-service practice and performs many procedures at the office. 

To find out what’s causing your leg pain, call Advanced Vascular Surgery or schedule an appointment online today.