Leg Fatigue and It’s Treatment

Leg fatigue which can also be described as leg pain or a sense of heaviness in the legs may have many different causes. Understanding the cause requires a thorough understanding of patient history, what brings the symptoms on, what improves them and what other symptoms are associated with it. Leg fatigue can be acute( short acting) or chronic ( long term).

 

Causes of Leg Fatigue:

The acute causes usually relate to muscle straining and over use.

Recurrent or chronic Leg Fatigue is commonly a symptom of venous reflux (or venous insufficiency) which is a progressive medical condition in which the valves that allow the blood to travel from the legs to the heart no longer function. This can cause blood to pool in the legs and veins to swell. The incorrect blood flow (or reflux) causes the blood to seep into the tissues and cause Fatigue in legs. This particular cause of leg fatigue is most interesting because it is very common but not well understood and, hence, missed by most medical providers.

Other associated symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency(CVI) are leg swelling (edema), leg Cramps (Charley Horses), restless legs (antsy legs) enlarged veins (varicose/spider/reticular veins) and skin discolorations.

 

Diagnosis:

Chronic Venous Insufficiency can be diagnosed from the history and the symptoms confirmed by a specialized ultrasound of the legs. This ultrasound study usually can only be done at centers which perform the treatment, as in Alpha Vein Clinic.

 

Treatment:

Treatment of Chronic Veinous Insufficiency has come a long ways. Newer in-office minor procedures have replaced the old fashion surgical stripping of the veins. Consequently, there is minimum pain or downtime with the treatment. Radio-frequency ablation is the leading technology that uses a highly specialized catheter to be inserted into the vein in order to cauterize the bad vein and close it off for ever.accordingly, the better and healthier veins will take over. By improving the blood circulation again, most, if not all, of the symptoms of muscle fatigue, pain, swelling and varicose veins will go away.

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