Leg pain 5 months after RF closure of GSV and SSV. Is this normal?
I been having numbness and extreme sensitivity of my lower leg since my left GSV and SSV closure was done about 5 months ago and now I'm starting to have foot cramps as well. The pain is more of a sensitivity and I cannot have my other leg touched or have clothing touch that part of my leg without it being painful. It has felt like this since the procedure. Is this normal? will it fade with time? Are there any treatments to help with the pain and recovery?
ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)
2 months ago by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS
This is not normal and not the normal outcome after endovenous ablation. You should get an in person evaluation by the treating physician.
A Duplex venous scan is absolutely necessary. Apply Omega Vein Cream which contains aescin and Arnica over the treated areas to reduce inflammation.
2 months ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis
This is not considered normal and perhaps there was some nerve involvement during the procedures, especially SSV. Normal recovery takes days and at the most, weeks. All we can recommend is to try desensitizing the areas with firm massage several times per day. This can happen if your surgeon was not experienced in the local anesthetic injections which not only keeps you comfortable but also absorbs the heat from the RF/ laser.
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