Early Diagnosis Is Key

If you are experiencing leg heaviness, especially at the end of the day, and have visible varicose or spider veins on the surface of your skin, it may be a sign of venous insufficiency. Consider seeing a qualified vein doctor for an evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. An early diagnosis can lead to improved results and healthier living.

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What Is Leg Heaviness?

Leg heaviness is a common symptom experienced by individuals with vein disease, typically caused by poor blood circulation in the legs. This sensation can feel like a heavy or achy pressure in the legs and may be accompanied by swelling, pain, or discomfort. It is important to seek evaluation by a qualified vein specialist if you experience leg heaviness, as it can be a symptom of more serious vein disease, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Leg heaviness-related venous insufficiency treatments are minimally invasive, safe, and highly effective. At Vein Specialist Centers, we treat those suffering from leg heaviness with the utmost care.

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Treatment of Leg Heaviness

Treatment of leg heaviness is first directed at treating the underlying problem, such as correcting medication regimens, treating heart disease, reducing sodium intake, and treating venous insufficiency. Depending on the diagnosis, leg elevation, compression stockings, diuretics, or the following in-office procedures may also be implemented as effective treatment options. 


Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure where the vein doctor injects a sclerosant into a vein to completely obliterate it, making it a popular technique for spider vein removal.


Using a special glue to close off damaged veins, VenaSeal™ is a safe and effective procedure that is equally as effective as RF ablation for treating venous insufficiency. 


Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a standard treatment for venous insufficiency that can be performed in-office using a small catheter to deliver heat energy to close down the abnormal vein.


The ClariVein treatment combines two techniques used to treat underlying venous insufficiency. This procedure uses a small catheter to treat the diseased vein chemically and mechanically.


As one of the best options for treating large bulging varicose veins, microphlebectomy involves the removal of the affected vein in small sections through tiny incisions. This brief procedure is only offered by skilled vein clinics and can be performed under local anesthesia in an office setting.

Exercise Can Help

In addition to vein disease treatments, regular exercise can often improve the symptoms of leg heaviness. Exercise promotes better blood circulation in the legs, which can reduce swelling and alleviate the sensation of heaviness. Incorporating low-impact exercises, such as walking, swimming, and cycling, into a daily routine can be particularly beneficial for individuals with vein disease, helping to manage symptoms and improve overall circulation. However, if you have an underlying medical condition, it is best to consult with a doctor before beginning a new exercise regimen.

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Why Choose Vein Specialist Centers?

In Vein Specialist Centers, you can expect an in-depth consultation with the best vein doctors in NJ and NY to determine a vein disease treatment option that is right for you and your specific situation. Our board-certified vein doctors are committed to providing safe and effective vein treatments using the latest and most advanced technology available. Schedule your consultation today by contacting our offices to begin the process of having a more comfortable life.

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