Leg Pain

Comprehensive Vascular Care

Vascular Surgery & Vein and Wound Specialists located in Southfield, MI & Novi, MI

If you regularly experience leg pain, don’t wait to seek professional help. In some cases, leg pain points to a more serious underlying health problem. At Comprehensive Vascular Care in Southfield and Novi, Michigan, the team of board-certified vascular surgeons and vein and wound specialists provide both minimally invasive and surgical treatments for leg pain. To schedule a flexible appointment today, book a consultation online, or call the nearest office and speak with a friendly staff member.

Leg Pain Q & A

What is leg pain?

Leg pain refers to cramping, stiffness, or general discomfort that affects any part of the legs, including the thighs, calves, or ankles. For some people, it’s a minor annoyance that resolves with rest and other conservative care measures; for others, it’s a serious problem that may point to a life-threatening condition.

At Comprehensive Vascular Care, the team specializes in the treatment of leg pain. Whenever possible, they emphasize minimally invasive procedures but also offer surgical intervention as a last resort. With more than 20 years of experience, you can feel confident knowing you receive the highest quality of care.

What are some common causes of leg pain?

Leg pain occurs for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Muscle cramps
  • Varicose veins
  • Spider veins
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Leg swelling

You might also experience leg pain due to a chronic musculoskeletal condition like osteoarthritis or gout.

How is leg pain diagnosed?

To diagnose leg pain, your Comprehensive Vascular Care provider conducts a physical exam, asks about your symptoms and lifestyle, and reviews your medical history. During your appointment, you stand up and walk around the exam room and perform a series of strength and range of motion exercises. 

Your provider might order vascular diagnostic testing, such as a vascular ultrasound or ankle brachial index (ABI). Vascular ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to provide high-quality images of your veins and blood flow. ABI compares the blood pressure between your upper and lower limbs.

How is leg pain treated?

Treatment for leg pain depends on the severity of your symptoms, the underlying cause, and its effect on your quality of life. Usually, Comprehensive Vascular Care emphasizes minimally invasive procedures. For example, if your leg pain is due to varicose veins or other vein-related issues, you might benefit from sclerotherapy, laser ablation, or phlebectomy.

If you have a more serious medical condition like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), PAD, or atherosclerosis, you might benefit from endovascular surgery or the placement of a stent. Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to improve blood flow, limit pain, and ease other uncomfortable symptoms.

To learn more about the treatment options for leg pain, schedule an appointment at Comprehensive Vascular Care. Book a consultation online, or call the nearest office today.