Symptoms of Venous Reflux
Leg Heaviness or Fatigue
At the end of a long day on your feet do you ever feel like your shoes are filled with concrete, or that you are struggling to lift your feet with every step? If so, you could be suffering from venous reflux disease. Leg heaviness and fatigue are some of the most common symptoms associated with venous reflux.
Prolonged Swelling or Edema
Do you ever notice an indention from your socks when you get home in the evening, or when you are hitting the gym after work? This could be an indication that you could have blood pooling in your legs from venous reflux disease. Undiagnosed swelling is a very common symptom of vein disease that can easily be treated by an in-office procedure.
Itching and Burning
Many patients experience itching and burning over their varicose or spider veins. This symptom is caused by the blood becoming stagnant due to non-functioning valves within the veins. These veins can usually be treated with as little as a small injection of a sclerosant foam.
Aching and Throbbing
Untreated venous disease can make your legs feel achy and cause an overall feeling of fullness. These symptoms can continue to get worse, and over time, limit your daily activities. If you are tired of not being able to do what you want because of constant pain in your legs, maybe it’s time to take control of your leg symptoms and come in for a free screening to be evaluated for venous reflux.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Are you constantly having to move your legs to try and get comfortable at night? Has your partner ever told you that you are constantly moving and kicking in your sleep? It may be time for you to get screened for venous reflux disease.
Numbness and Tingling
How many times a week do you have that feeling of your feet or legs being asleep, and trying to wake up? It can be extremely uncomfortable and drive you nuts if it’s happening frequently. The cause of your numbness and tingling may actually be from your veins not functioning properly.
Discoloration and Skin Changes
Have you ever noticed a browning discoloration or hardening of the skin in your lower leg? These can be some of the more progressive symptoms of venous reflux disease. It usually takes years for these symptoms to occur, but it’s not too late to get them treated
Skin Breakdown and Ulceration
Skin breakdown and ulceration are a symptom of advanced chronic venous insufficiency that has developed over several years in patients. It’s still not too late to get the help and get your veins treated to prevent further ulcers from forming, and heal the current ones that are limiting your daily life and activities. Even after the ulcer is fully healed, if there is underlying vein disease, it may re-open and continue the cycle of wound care and pain management associated with these ulcerations.