If you have leg vein symptoms but aren’t sure what the problem is or whether it’s serious, you can count on the knowledgeable professionals at Comprehensive Vein Care. We are New Jersey’s premier facility for vein diagnosis and treatment. Don’t guess what your issue is and search for answers online. You could easily misread the seriousness of your condition. Instead, let us help you fully understand all your options.

Spider Veins Versus Varicose Veins

Spider veins are often confused with varicose veins, but there are distinct in terms of appearance and seriousness. Our vein specialists can help you understand the difference between spider veins, which are commonly cosmetic in nature, and more serious problems that can accompany varicose veins.

Patient Receiving Examining for Vein Disease
Most people can tell thin, spidery veins from thicker varicose veins, but few people understand how serious varicose veins can be if left untreated. Varicose veins, mainly found on the legs, bulge out from the surface of your skin in a purple, red or bluish color. You might have swelling in the calves and ankles, and itching, burning or throbbing sensations.

Treatment varies depending on the root cause, which your vein specialist can help you determine.

Leg Pain

Some people with spider or varicose veins attribute their leg pain to these conditions. Even those with no pain may experience chronic leg pain if their vein condition worsens. The staff at Comprehensive Vein Care will ask the necessary questions to determine a root cause during your visit.

Common Progression Of Vein Diseases

When you have chronic venous insufficiency, the first symptom may be spider veins, which often progress to varicose veins. Leg cramps and leg swelling are associated symptoms, and the severity of your symptoms helps our vein doctors determine how severe the damage is. 

If you forego treatment, heaviness, swelling, pain, itching and restless leg syndrome may ensue. Unfortunately, only a fraction of those with spider and varicose veins seek treatment, such as compression therapy that can prevent or slow further damage. 

Leg Cramping

There are a multitude of reasons your legs may seize up following a period of inactivity, such as sitting too long or sleeping. Besides vein disease, you could be suffering from dehydration, fatigue or the side effects of medication.

Fortunately, if our staff determines the cause is not vein disease, most of these conditions are easily resolved — it may be as easy as getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water.

In some cases, our staff might suspect an underlying disorder, such as diabetes, peripheral artery disease or chronic venous insufficiency. This could point to improper circulation to your limbs. If so, our team of specialists will start the appropriate treatment right away.

Leg Swelling

Swollen legs may be accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness

Experts at Comprehensive Vein Care will work with you to determine if there could be an underlying issue with your kidneys, liver, heart or blood vessels.

Leg Heaviness

You may feel a heaviness or pressure in your legs that causes constant discomfort. You could have vein disease, which can be treated. Let us perform an evaluation of your ѕуmрtоmѕ to suggest a treatment plan to help you improve your condition and feel better.

Heavy legs sometimes indicate dіаbеtеѕ, which increases the risks of peripheral vascular dіѕеаѕе. It’s crucial that you monitor this condition to avoid losing circulation to your extremities.

Women sometimes experience leg heaviness during hormonal fluctuations like menstruation, puberty and when taking an oral contraceptive.

Restless Leg Syndrome

The uncontrollable urge to move your legs while sleeping or relaxing is known as restless leg syndrome. RLS is an “idiopathic” symptom; the root cause is not known. Some medical professionals link it to diabetes, kidney disease, pregnancy, iron deficiency, Parkinson’s disease and vein diseases.

Contact Us Today

If you have any of the conditions above, it could be from an easily treatable cause or could indicate a far more serious issue. Your health is of vital importance, and it’s important to come in to let us check out persistent unusual conditions. The experts at Comprehensive Vein Care are ready to conduct the appropriate vein diagnosis and treatment to help you heal faster. Call us at (732) 662-7933 today to set up an appointment.

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