How Can Leg Swelling Improve With Vein Treatment in Clifton NJ

June 27, 2020

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We understand that patient’s are rightly concerned about getting the right diagnosis and treatment for vein disease. Your vein health is incredibly important and having an experienced vein doctor can be the difference between relief and disappointment. To that end, we have put together this simple guide to help you find the best vein doctor for spider and varicose vein treatment.


WHAT CAUSES SWOLLEN LEGS?

Edema (leg swelling) is caused by the buildup of extra fluid in the veins. It can be caused by a variety of conditions including venous insufficiency.  It’s important to consider the different causes before completing vein treatment.  Your phlebologist will need to consider other conditions including:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart failure
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Medications
  • Lymphatic dysfunction
  • Blood clots

If your leg swelling is related to any one of the above conditions, it is unlikely to have significant improvement in swelling with vein treatment alone.  You will be advised to seek consultation with your primary care physician or specialist for additional measures.

A diagnostic ultrasound performed at the varicose vein treatment center will evaluate for venous insufficiency and what relationship exists between varicose veins and swelling.


Varicose Vein Treatment

Fixing varicose veins due to venous insufficiency requires treatment of the underlying dysfunctional vein.  In the past, this was done surgically, however the gold standard of treatment has changed.  Modern vein treatments are minimally-invasive and accomplished with tiny catheters that can deliver heat therapy or a medical adhesive to collapse the diseased vein.  With treatment, blood flow is rerouted to healthy veins for improved circulation.  In the right patient, this reduces symptoms of varicose veins including leg edema.

The most common vein therapies today are customized to the patient’s condition and preferences.  Popular treatments include sclerotherapy, RF vein ablation, and VenaSeal.

At the Vein Specialist Centers in Clifton, our vein doctors are trained experts in the use of minimally-invasive techniques for spider and varicose veins.  All doctors are board-certified specialists with formal training in vascular procedures.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are one of the most common causes of leg swelling. Most varicose vein problems arise when the valves in the leg veins become dysfunctional and fail to keep the blood moving.  This condition is referred to as venous insufficiency and results in elevated pressures in the legs (venous hypertension).  As the pressure rises, the legs develop engorged and twisted varicose veins on the surface of the skin.   The same elevated pressures in the legs can also result in leg swelling.  The typical symptoms of varicose veins include heaviness, cramps or aches, leg pain and restless legs.  The swelling associated with varicose veins is not acute and develops slowly over time.  This is different then blood clots or DVT which often occur suddenly and are associated with acute swelling, pain, and discoloration.

Vein Specialist Centers

If you have leg swelling and symptoms or signs of vein disease, talk to a vein specialist today.  The most important thing is finding a qualified specialist who listens to your concerns, patiently answers questions, and thoroughly explains what varicose vein treatment will do for you!

The Vein Specialist Centers are a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center for spider and varicose veins.

The Vein Specialist Centers in Clifton NJ is led by Dr Faisal Siddiqi and Dr Simon Smith.

In Summary

Finding the right vein specialist is the most important step towards getting the right diagnosis and treatment. The Vein Specialist Centers are a premier destination for spider and varicose vein treatment. Our team of vein specialists have been carefully selected based on their training background, reputation, and favorability rating with patients. The experience has been great for our patients and we look forward to helping you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

CONTRIBUTING SPECIALIST

Dr. Brotman O’Neill

Harvard Trained | Vascular Surgeon / Vein Specialist

Dr. Alissa Brotman O’Neill is an accomplished vascular surgeon and vein specialist and skilled in applying cutting-edge, minimally-invasive endovascular technology of the aorta and peripheral arteries.

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    01. Princeton

    10 Forrestal Road South
    Princeton, NJ
    08540

    02. Woodbridge Twp

    1200 Greene Street
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
    08830

    03. Mt. Laurel

    4000 Church Road
    Mt. Laurel, NJ
    08054

    04. Paramus

    2 Sears Drive, Ste 101
    Paramus, NJ
    07652

    05. Clifton

    905 Allwood Road, Ste 105
    Clifton, NJ
    07012

    06. Wayne

    342 Hamburg Turnpike, Ste 202
    Wayne, NJ
    07470

    07. Freehold

    501 Iron Bridge Road, Ste 2
    Freehold, NJ
    07728

    08. Springfield

    105 Morris Avenue, Ste 101
    Springfield, NJ
    07081

    09. Long Island

    560 Northern Blvd #204A
    Great Neck, NY
    11021

    10. Central Park East

    635 Madison Avenue
    Suite 1400
    New York, NY
    10022

    01. Princeton

    10 Forrestal Road South
    Princeton, NJ
    08540

    02. Woodbridge Twp

    1200 Greene Street
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
    08830

    03. Mt. Laurel

    4000 Church Road
    Mt. Laurel, NJ
    08054

    04. Paramus

    2 Sears Drive, Ste 101
    Paramus, NJ
    07652

    05. Clifton

    905 Allwood Road, Ste 105
    Clifton, NJ
    07012

    06. Wayne

    342 Hamburg Turnpike, Ste 202
    Wayne, NJ
    07470

    07. Freehold

    501 Iron Bridge Road, Ste 2
    Freehold, NJ
    07728

    08. Springfield

    105 Morris Avenue, Ste 101
    Springfield, NJ
    07081

    09. Long Island

    560 Northern Blvd #204A
    Great Neck, NY
    11021

    10. Central Park East, NYC

    635 Madison Avenue
    Suite 1400
    New York, NY
    10022

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