What Does Edema Mean for Me?

Conditions such as edema and swollen ankles represent the next progressive states of venous insufficiency and occur as the result of venous hypertension. Leg swelling, ankle swelling, and changes in skin pigmentation can occur from fluid being forced into lymphatic and interstitial spaces.

The typical results of these conditions are severe pain and discomfort, particularly in the lower leg, calf, and ankle, where the proximity of the nerves causes the situation to worsen. In addition to superficial issues, these stages can include a portion of the perforating or deep vein system in various complications.

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  • Leg pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Shortness of breath
  • Ulceration of the skin

Get the Right Treatment for Your Symptoms

The treatment option that’s best for you can vary depending on individual factors and ultrasound findings. Currently, long veins can be treated with endovenous radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or through medical adhesives. Trust the Vein Clinic to determine the right treatments for your particular case.

Varicose veins, on the other hand, are usually removed through micro-incisions, or treated with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Non-procedural treatment consists of the use of compression stockings, leg elevation, and NSAIDs for pain.

“I’ve put up with pain and swelling in my left leg for over fifteen years. Enter the Vein Clinic. Their evaluation found that my problem wasn’t just one leg, but both. The procedures performed have given me my legs back. They feel like legs again instead of swollen, painful stumps. Even with a total of eight treatments, I never missed any work. If, after a long day, your legs are sore and/or swollen, check out the Vein Clinic. You will be amazed at the simplicity of the procedures that produce amazing results.”

~ J. Tueller (The Vein Clinic Patient)