Leg pain most often develops from an injury or health issue that involves your muscles, bones, or ligaments. But in some cases, vascular conditions can lead to leg pain. The team at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and management of vascular diseases and can determine if your leg pain is related to your blood vessels and provide the most appropriate treatment to relieve your discomfort. For an evaluation of your leg pain, call the office most convenient to you, in Suwanee/Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Cumming and Lawrenceville, Georgia, or request an appointment online.Book Online
Leg pain refers to any discomfort you feel in one or both of your legs. The pain may be an annoying, dull ache or a sharp, shooting pain that worsens when you put pressure on the leg. If you’re experiencing any degree of pain that doesn’t go away with self-care, you want to get it evaluated.
Osteoarthritis and injuries are the most common cause of leg pain, but your pain can also develop from vascular conditions, such as:
Varicose veins develop when the valves in your veins become damaged or weak, allowing blood to pool and creating the hallmark blue road map on your legs. These veins can cause your legs to feel achy, especially if you spend a lot of time on your feet. Varicose veins don’t always lead to health issues, but can cause nonhealing leg ulcers or blood clots.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
A narrowing in your blood vessels from an accumulation of plaque often leads to PAD, which prevents the muscles and other tissue in your legs from getting the oxygen it needs from your blood supply. This lack of blood supply can result in muscle pain or cramping. The calf is the most common site of this type of leg pain.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
A DVT is the formation of a blood clot deep in your muscle tissue. While clots can develop in any part of your body, they most often appear in the legs. You may experience a cramping sensation with a DVT.
If the blood clot forms near the surface of your skin, it’s referred to as superficial thrombophlebitis. With the superficial blood clot, you may experience pain and warmth at the site of the blood clot.
Treatment for your leg pain depends on the underlying cause. The vascular experts at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic conduct thorough examinations and testing to determine the underlying cause of your leg pain and then create individualized treatment plans based on your symptoms, overall health, and the vascular reason for your leg pain.
Treatment may include:
No matter the type of treatment you need, you’re in good hands with the vascular specialists at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic. For management of all your vascular needs, call the clinic today or request an appointment online.