Many of my patients come to me with leg pain and it is my job to help determine the source of that pain. Sometimes, it can be difficult, even for a medical provider, to help make this determination.
Below are some of the most common reasons for leg pain, and some strategies for feeling better.
Please note, however, that some of these conditions are serious and require immediate medical attention. Don’t put off seeking medical attention for new or worsening leg symptoms, and make sure you speak to a healthcare provider before starting any new regimen.
Many people with advanced vascular disease develop leg discoloration or feet discoloration. This can appear as darkening or redness of the skin or a rash-like appearance. Sometimes, the discoloration changes depending on the elevation of the leg.
The presence of vulvar varicosities is not an easy topic to discuss with female patients. The condition can be a source of unnecessary anxiety and embarrassment. The good news is that there may be a permanent solution to these unsightly veins that the Center for Vascular Medicine (CVM) can offer in the outpatient setting.
We all scratch and scrape our legs from time to time, get bug bites, or for one reason or another develop a wound. Typically, these wounds start healing or are fully healed within a few weeks. However, some wounds don’t heal and can go on to develop into an ulcer.
Leg ulcers that aren’t healing can represent an important underlying problem. Getting to the root of the problem is critical in order to get the ulcer to heal.
Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women
By some estimates, CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN IN WOMEN accounts for 10 to 15 percent of all gynecologic visits*. There may be several causes or contributing factors to chronic pelvic pain and vascular conditions are often overlooked.
Surgical procedures can be confusing and include medical terms that are difficult for patients to understand. Without an explanation, you may feel overwhelmed or even anxious about an impending operation. Here we have listed common minimally-invasive vascular surgeries and explained each to help patients better understand upcoming procedures.
What is Lipedema?
Lipedema, also known as lipoedema (and not to be confused with lymphedema), is a disease of inflamed fat cells that affects primarily women. It causes pain and abnormal sensations in the tissues of the legs, hips, and buttocks. It can also affect the arms, although this is less common.
What is NPS?
This stands for the Net Promoter Score. It’s a gauge of the strength of our relationship with our patients. How loyal they are tells us a lot about how they’ll behave in the future.
Specifically, NPS is a loyalty metric that measures how customers answer a single question: “On a scale of 0–10, how likely would you be to recommend a service to a friend or family member?”