Leg Doctors To Relieve Pain and Increase Mobility
Doctors at Center for Vascular Medicine often hear from patients that there is nothing to be done about their chronic leg pain. We understand how discouraging this can be especially when the leg pain begins to affect the quality of your daily life. The "leg doctors" want patients to know that they do not have to take no for answer.
We have trained doctors that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of vascular conditions including PAD a common cause of chronic leg pain.
Now with different locations throughout Central Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, and New Jersey, and Indiana it is easier than ever to get screened for vascular disorders. It is important to know that treating your leg pain, could also save your life. At the Center for Vascular Medicine, our team of highly trained and experienced physicians focuses their practice on the treatment of vascular disease especially ones that affect the pelvis and extremities. Our team uses only the latest in vascular medicine technology for more accurate diagnosis for more effective treatment. The treatments used at CVM are minimally invasive to help restore health and improve quality of life.
Visit our vascular procedure page to learn more about these minimally-invasive or non-invasive diagnostic instruments.
What causes the leg pain?
There could be a number of causes for your leg pain including a nerve, a muscle or a bone. The more serious kind that is treated by our leg doctors is caused by a blood clot (DVT), damaged or hardended arteries (PAD), varicose veins, and pelvic congestion. It is important to find the cause of the leg pain. A comprehensive questionnaire along with a physical is important first step to figuring out what is causing the leg pain.
Finding Relief From Leg Pain
There are several symptoms of PAD. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms it is important to seek medical attention. Treating leg pain caused by PAD could save your life. If you experience none of these symptoms but have high cholesterol, genetic predisposition, diabetes, obesity, are over 40 or use tobacco, you should still be screened for PAD.
- Leg pain
- Poor mobility
- Pale skin or reduced color on one or both legs or feet
- Nonhealing wounds on legs or feet
Do not let anyone tell you that there is no hope for relief from chronic leg pain. Center for Vascular Medicine may be able to help you find relief. If you are experiencing the above symptoms, be sure to get screened for PAD. Early diagnosis of PAD can help patients avoid peripheral artery blockages, and prevent risk for stroke and heart attack. We offer personalized and comprehensive treatment plans that are tailored to your health and needs for your optimal comfort. Contact our location nearest you to find out how the physicians at Center for Vascular Health can help you find relief from PAD.
Diagnosis of Vascular Leg Pain
A vascular doctor treats the veins and arteries throughout the whole body including the legs. Some are skilled in both venous and arterial disease diagnosis and treatment. Vascular medicine includes many minimally invasive, or non-invasive forms of testing like vascular ultrasound, including non-invasive flow studies, abdominal aortic ultrasound, carotid ultrasound, venous and arterial ultrasound, and others. These tests can help determine the underlying nature of vascular conditions. It is important to rule out a vascular issue for your leg pain by visiting a vascular specialist near you.