We talk a lot about the things you can do to help maintain optimal vein health. Prevention is always the best medicine, right? However, you should also have a clear understanding of when your vein health needs expert intervention. Here’s a look at common symptoms to watch for and when you should call our board-certified vein specialist and surgeon Dr. Surya Challa, who is renowned for his treatment of varicose and spider veins.
Do your legs feel weak after standing for a while or at the end of the day? While it’s normal to feel tired after a long day at work, leg weakness in particular is a sign of varicose veins, which can make your legs feel weak and heavy, especially after standing for long periods. If you notice a recurring feeling of weakness in your legs, be sure to schedule an appointment with vein expert Dr. Challa, who has state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools to help restore your vein health.
Rash near ankle
We don’t usually think of veins when our skin is dry or itchy, but these skin ailments are common signs of untreated vein problems. When veins are not functioning well, they experience high blood pressure levels and pooling as a result of being unable to flow blood back up to the heart. This pooling effect is irritating to skin. Left untreated, your skin concerns only worsen, progressing into painful leg ulcers. If you notice a rash near your ankle, be sure to have Dr. Challa examine you for any vein issues. Early treatment will spare you from painful leg ulcers, which are difficult to treat.
While not all leg pain is the result of a vein problem, every vein problem causes some level of leg pain. In particular, any throbbing or aching is a common sign of a vein disorder. Pay special attention if feelings of achiness or throbbing in the legs increases after activity. Chances are high you are suffering from a dysfunctioning vein.
Don’t put off seeking help if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms! Early treatment ensures years of comfort and vein health. Schedule your vein health consultation today by calling 757.663.5461 or requesting your personal consultation online today!