- Elevation – Gravity is not our friend when it comes to leg swelling. If you sit or stand with your legs in a dependent position, then there is a chance your legs will swell. Therefore, you can minimize swelling by elevating the legs. Elevation helps by using gravity to your advantage allowing fluid and blood to return to your heart more effectively. Try to limit the time you sit in one place for extended periods. I like to suggest to my patients to set a timer for 1 hour to remind them to get up and move around.
Once again, it is time for bed but instead of falling asleep, you’re tossing and turning, trying to get your legs comfortable and relaxed. Your partner sighs, obviously aware of your near-constant wiggling. You wonder if either of you will ever get another good night’s rest.
Nearly one million Americans die of cardiovascular-related diseases every year and half of those deaths are caused by vascular conditions outside of the heart, such as in the upper extremities or legs. Early diagnosis is key for effective treatment.
Diagnostic TechnologyUsing state of the art technology our team of vascular doctors helps patients find relief from a range of vascular conditions.
What is the vascular system?The vascular system is the body’s essential network of blood vessels. The system is made up of interconnected arteries and veins. Arteries pump oxygen-rich blood away from the heart, delivering oxygen to the organs and limbs. Veins take the oxygen depleted blood cells back to the heart.
New studies are emerging that suggest eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day can help decreases your chance of developing peripheral artery disease or PAD. So, like your doctor, and mom, always told you, eat your vegetables!
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.