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Leg Heaviness

What Causes Leg Heaviness?

The most common cause of leg heaviness is chronic venous insufficiency. However, lеg hеаvіnеѕѕ can be due to other causes as well.

Leg heaviness due to vein disease tends to be worse with prolonged sitting or standing. Therefore, it is more common in people with professions that require them to be on their feet all day. If you have noticed leg heaviness at the end of the day, particularly if you have visible varicose or spider veins on the surface of the skin, consider seeing a qualified vein doctor to be evaluated for venous insufficiency. An early diagnosis can lead to improved results and healthier living.

Treatment of leg heaviness is 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 and diuretics may also be implemented as effective treatment options. In addition to vein disease treatments, exercise can usually improve the symptoms of leg heaviness due to the improved circulation of the activity.

Treatments for leg heaviness related to venous insufficiency are minimally-invasive, safe and highly effective. At Vein Specialist Centers, we treat those suffering from leg heaviness with the utmost care. When you visit our vein clinic, you will be greeted by our staff of highly-trained professionals. You can expect an in-depth consultation with the best vein doctors in New York and New Jersey to determine a vein disease treatment option that is right for you and your specific situation. Schedule your consultation today by contacting our offices or complete the convenient online consultation to begin the process to a more comfortable life.

Treatments for Leg Heaviness



Sсlеrоthеrару іѕ a mеdісаl рrосеdurе thаt involves thе іnjесtіоn оf a sclerosant іntо a vеіn tо соmрlеtеlу оblіtеrаtе іt. This is the most common technique for spider veins.



The standard of today’s treatments for venous insufficiency, RF ablation involves a small catheter that delivers heat energy to close down the abnormal vein. The procedure is minimally-invasive and can be done directly in the office.


VenaSeal™ is a procedure that uses a special glue to close off damaged veins. The procedure is safe and as effective as RF ablation.



Combines two techniques to treat underlying venous insufficiency. A small catheter is used to both chemically and mechanically treat the diseased vein. Not all veins are good targets for treatment.

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Phlebectomy is not stripping. Instead, these brief procedures are offered only by skilled clinics and remain one of the best options for bulging varicose veins. Done under local anesthesia in an office setting, the vein is removed in small sections through tiny incisions.

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