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What Causes My Legs To Feel Heavy?

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You may feel a heavy sensation in your legs on occasion. A common reason for this is that you’re experiencing lymphedema. Our board-certified surgeons at Vitality Vein Care in Prosper, TX can help you resolve the problem and keep your legs from feeling so heavy.

The most common concern you may experience is that you have lymphedema. You may also have spider veins that require treatment. Our experts at Vitality Vein Care can help you with these conditions. We provide various lymphedema and spider vein treatment solutions for your legs to protect them and help you feel comfortable without that heavy sensation wearing you down.

What is lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a condition characterized by swelling in the leg. The lymphatic system experiences a blockage in this condition, as fluid builds up in tissues where the lymph system isn’t working well.

The buildup triggers swelling, which creates a tight sensation and heaviness in the leg. Some blisters can also develop around the area.

How is lymphedema treated?

There are no cures for lymphedema, but our experts at Vitality Vein Care can help alleviate some of the symptoms. You can also reduce your symptoms of the condition with regular exercise and wearing compression stockings. We can assist with manual lymphatic drainage massages to help move excess fluid out of the legs and help get the fluid to undamaged lymph channels around the legs.

The veins around your legs may also develop harm from the condition. Our team can review your needs and find a suitable treatment for the veins to keep them from irritating your legs any further.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins could also cause your legs to feel heavy. Spider veins are noticeable red or blue-toned veins that appear on your legs. These veins form because blood is flowing backward in those areas. The veins may stop functioning well to where they will not work well. You could experience a heavy feeling in your legs, plus you could experience a throbbing or cramping sensation in the area.

How are spider veins treated?

Our team at Vitality Vein Care in Prosper, TX can help treat your spider veins to keep them from being a burden. Our board-certified surgeons can use a sclerosing agent that drains the blood from the spider vein and shrinks the vessels. The shrinkage allows the vein to wear out. The healthy blood will move through open veins where the blood can flow well.

Additional treatments similar to what we provide for lymphedema can also help. These include massages and compression assistance to allow the excess fluid in the area to move and keep it from pooling in your leg. The procedure helps keep your legs comfortable while preventing pooling or other uncomfortable sensations.

Contact us today to learn about how our team help you

Our surgeons at Vitality Vein Care in Prosper, TX provide safe and treatable solutions for managing your condition and keeping your legs from feeling so heavy. We are available for patients in Prosper and various other surrounding areas, including in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Pilot Point, Aubrey, Little Elm, Celina, and Gunter. So, contact us today to schedule a visit for services.

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