Conditions and diseases that affect leg veins often are accompanied by signs you can easily see, such as swelling in your legs or changes in your skin’s appearance. At our Jacksonville vein clinic, we can evaluate your symptoms to determine if vein disease is a factor, and develop a personalized treatment plan.
The abnormal collection of fluid in leg tissues can result in swelling and may be caused by poor blood circulation. Swelling is often accompanied by a tired or heavy feeling in the legs, which can lead to inactivity due to the discomfort. In turn, inactivity can compound the problem and the swelling can increase.
You should seek prompt medical attention for swelling in your legs, since it may be a sign of serious, underlying vein disease. Our vascular care experts can assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan. Most of our treatments are minimally invasive and require little recovery time.
Facts about leg swelling:
When vein disease worsens, blood can pool in your legs. This pooled blood will start to affect the surrounding tissues under the skin, leading to discoloration or a stain.
These skin changes can appear at various stages of vein disease. A discolored spot that appears as a brown stain may indicate advanced stages of venous disease. Over time, the spot can be the beginning of an ulcer, which should be promptly evaluated. Left untreated, ulcers can become increasingly painful and may become infected. Our physicians will evaluate changes in your skin to determine if vein disease is the cause.
Our physicians are board-certified in Interventional Radiology and offer comprehensive care for a range of vascular conditions and diseases. If you are experiencing swelling in your legs or changes in your skin, please contact us or request an appointment.