For many people, leg swelling, leg pain, itching, and throbbing interrupts their rest and their normal activities, and can be a significant health problem. Frequently, people who suffer with leg concerns such as removal of their varicose veins, treatment for leg ulcers or restless leg syndrome, wonder when it’s the right time to seek professional help.
The answer is that the best time to seek medical advice is when a symptom becomes apparent. The earlier that treatment is sought, the more likely that the progressive consequences can be curbed. Varicose veins and spider veins, leg ulcers and restless legs are health concerns, and the conditions won’t improve without treatment. For example, smaller, newer leg ulcers are easier to treat than larger or infected leg ulcers, so it’s crucial to seek treatment from an experienced vein specialist at the first sign. These are progressive conditions that can result in pain, loss of sleep, and diminished quality of life.
Fortunately, there’s been no better time than now to seek help, as new technology has made vein treatments available that are virtually pain-free, and require no down time. With endovenous laser thermal ablation, a local anesthesia is administered before a varicose vein specialist introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.
Another treatment available now is sclerotherapy. During this procedure, a vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.
Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.
Often, restless legs can be helped through lifestyle changes, but when these alterations aren’t effective, there are several FDA-approved medications available. These include some neurotransmitters (dopaminergics), benzodiazepines for sleeping, narcotics to relieve pain, and anticonvulsants.
When painful, heavy, tired, or restless legs, are affecting your quality of life, rest, or exercise, don’t wait. Learn how the vein specialist doctors at Goldman Vein Institute can help you get relief now.
If you would like more information, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236,
or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, leg ulcers, restless legs, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.