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I have a patch of veins on my left leg which keeps in my constant pain on the outer part of my leg. I hurts when I try to walk up or down steps what can I do about this situation?
If the pain is due to the veins, then the pain can be remedied by treating these vessels. Whether they are big or small they can be effectively treated by various methods with the end result being legs that look better and feel better.
A good pair of Graded Compression Stockings of at least 20-30mmhg pressure may help some of the symptoms. If this does not help you could try going to a higher grade compression.
A full venous ultrasound and superficial venous mapping study with attention to finding any sources of insufficiency (valve leaking) would be the long term solution to the condition. Once located any back leaking veins could then be treated with a number of treatment options.
You should be evaluated by a vein care specialist. Often, pain is related to high pressure in the veins. Venous reflux may be treated with modern Laser or Radio-frequency methods plus removal of veins. The combination of tratments is highly successful.
Conservative treatment options include wearing compression hose, taking over the counter medication such as ibuprofen and Tylenol, and elevation of the leg. For more permanent relief, you may want to consult a vascular surgeon for procedure options.
The most definitive step would be to have them treated. The procedures today are minimally invasive, safe and very effective. If you choose not to have them treated, compression stockings can sometimes help alleviate the pain.
You need a full evaluation of your leg veins to determine the anatomy and function of your veins. Based on that evaluation one or a combination of different treatments can be recommended to solve your problem.
You need to have a comprehensive venous evaluation of the effected leg by a vein specialist to determine whether there is something under the veins or feeding the veins that are bothering you. If you have a leaking vein which is feeding the area of pain, you may need to have this sealed off to cure the problem. Conversely, you may just need the cluster of veins injected to remedy the problem. Do your research before you select a vein specialist. Check their certification and see what percentage of their practice is dedicated to treating vein problems.
Veins are usually not painful unless they have clots in them or associated with surrounding inflammation. A venous reflux ultrasound would help to make the diagnosis. In addition to this it would be prudent to be evaluated by your physician since other causes of leg pain could be involved. Pain going up and down steps may be due to an intrinsic knee problem.
You need to see a vascular surgeon who specializes in venous disorders. You may be a candidate for phlebectomy or laser/chemical ablation.
There are several things that could be done for tender veins on the side of
your leg. First you should be evaluated by a doctor, usually with an
ultrasound exam, to determine the best treatment for your veins. The first
treatment to try will be medical grade compression stockings. These are
stockings which are prescribed to a specific level of compression. Often
compression stockings can provide some relief for discomfort from varicose
veins. Often a more definitive treatment such as treating the underlying
cause of the vein problems such as an endovenous laser ablation and or
sclerotherapy will be required to get relief from the symptoms.