My legs are numb and tingly after having EVLT and sclerotherapy, will these feelings ever go away?

I had endovenous laser treatment and sclerotherapy performed on both the greater and lessor saphenous veins of my legs. It was done on the same day. After a couple of weeks I started feeling numbness and tingling in my legs, mostly below the knee and through my feet. Will the feelings ever go away?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (6)


4 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center

99% of the time these sensations resolve themselves, but if your symptoms have not gone away after 1 yr, then they will most likely be permanent. The nerves that run along the saphenous veins are easily irritated by the procedures, so it will take a little time for normal sensations to return.

4 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center

99% of the time these sensations resolve themselves, but if your symptoms have not gone away after 1 yr, then they will most likely be permanent. The nerves that run along the saphenous veins are easily irritated by the procedures, so it will take a little time for normal sensations to return.


4 years ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

Although your age would have been important to reveal, all that I can advise is to discuss this with your treating physician. I can't discern whether you had 2 or 4 veins treated. Numbness and tingling are not unusual side effects of endovenous laser treatment. Whether it is neuropathy or reaction to compression due to arterial disease remains to be discovered. An evaluation and ultrasound can reveal the source of the problem.

4 years ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

Although your age would have been important to reveal, all that I can advise is to discuss this with your treating physician. I can't discern whether you had 2 or 4 veins treated. Numbness and tingling are not unusual side effects of endovenous laser treatment. Whether it is neuropathy or reaction to compression due to arterial disease remains to be discovered. An evaluation and ultrasound can reveal the source of the problem.


4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina

Yes, the numbness and tingling should go away; however, it can take some time. In some cases, the sensation takes as long as nine months to go away. You should start to regain normal feeling from the top of your leg down (proximal to distal). And, as noted, the process may be a progressive one.

4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina

Yes, the numbness and tingling should go away; however, it can take some time. In some cases, the sensation takes as long as nine months to go away. You should start to regain normal feeling from the top of your leg down (proximal to distal). And, as noted, the process may be a progressive one.


4 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina

Sometimes the nerve endings are irritated from the endovenous laser ablation procedure, but they usually return to normal after several weeks to months. If it does not, or if you are concerned, follow up with your physician and have him conduct an ultrasound.

4 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina

Sometimes the nerve endings are irritated from the endovenous laser ablation procedure, but they usually return to normal after several weeks to months. If it does not, or if you are concerned, follow up with your physician and have him conduct an ultrasound.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the greater saphenous vein can cause irritation of the saphenous vein which supplies the medial ankle and into the medial side of the foot. EVLA of the small saphenous vein can cause irritation of the sural nerve which supplies the heel and lateral side of the foot. Sural nerve problems tend to last longer than saphenous nerve problems. Usually these nerve injuries take anywhere from several weeks to a year to resolve. If there is no improvement by one year, it may not get better. You should follow up with your treating surgeon.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the greater saphenous vein can cause irritation of the saphenous vein which supplies the medial ankle and into the medial side of the foot. EVLA of the small saphenous vein can cause irritation of the sural nerve which supplies the heel and lateral side of the foot. Sural nerve problems tend to last longer than saphenous nerve problems. Usually these nerve injuries take anywhere from several weeks to a year to resolve. If there is no improvement by one year, it may not get better. You should follow up with your treating surgeon.


4 years ago by Americas Vein Centers - Southborough

These sensations can occur after endovenous laser ablation and typically resolve over a period of weeks to months. Still, you need to be evaluated. Call your treating physician and request a follow-up appointment.

4 years ago by Americas Vein Centers - Southborough

These sensations can occur after endovenous laser ablation and typically resolve over a period of weeks to months. Still, you need to be evaluated. Call your treating physician and request a follow-up appointment.


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