Vein Conditions

Venous Insufficiency Treatment in Mesa, AZ

What is Venous Insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart. A normal functioning venous valve keeps blood from flowing backwards, but an abnormal function of this for various reasons allows blood to pool in the lower extremities. This occurs especially when standing or sitting for long periods of time.

It is also known as chronic venous insufficiency or CVI, as it is often a chronic condition. This condition could coexist with other problems like arthritis, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and neuropathy making it important to diagnose it as this is very treatable and lower risk compared to other conditions.

The expertly trained vein specialists at Tri-City Vein and Vascular Center have extensive experience diagnosing and treating venous insufficiency. Call (480) 835-6100 to request an appointment at our vein center in Mesa today.

What are the Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency?

If you suffer from venous insufficiency, you may experience:

  • Swelling of the legs
  • Pain in extremities
  • Cramping in the legs
  • Burning or tingling sensation
  • A feeling of dullness or heaviness
  • Achy or tired legs
  • Skin changes in the legs
  • Itching or flaking skin
  • Evidence of sores or ulcers

There is an increased risk as you age, and more concern if you have other issues with your veins.

Veins in Your Legs

There can be several issues with veins in your legs including varicose veins or clotting.

Related information in this regard includes:

  • If you have a blood clot in a deep vein in your leg this is known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT.
  • If you have issues with your veins after a clot, you may have post-thrombotic syndrome, meaning “after a blood clot.”
  • After a blood clot is gone, it can leave the vein and valves damaged.
  • There could be an issue with deep venous insufficiency.
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis which is inflammation of the superficial veins from various causes including infection
  • Lymphedema from various causes which must be diagnosed as the treatment is very different.

Venous insufficiency is common, affecting about 1 in 20 adults. Your vein specialist will help diagnose and treat this condition.

Treatment for Venous Insufficiency

If you have venous insufficiency, your vein specialist may recommend the following:

  • Compression stockings to decrease the swelling in your legs.
  • Avoid long periods of sitting or standing.
  • Elevate your legs above your heart when you lie down.
  • Walking or moderate exercise to improve circulation.
  • Lifestyle changes such as weight loss
  • Sometimes a minimally invasive procedure is recommended to treat the problematic vein.
  • You may need blood-thinning medicine if blood clots are causing you problems.

Your main goal is to help improve the venous drainage resulting in improved circulation to your legs and help prevent any clotting or skin issues.

If you are suffering from any of these issues, please give us a call. We can diagnose the condition appropriately; help manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

Request an Appointment

The board-certified vein specialists at Tri-City Vein and Vascular Center will take the time to evaluate your symptoms to determine the treatment option that is right for you. Call (480) 835-6100 to request an appointment at our vein center in Mesa.