Leg Pain

Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center -  - Vascular Surgeon

Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center

Vascular Surgeons & Vein Specialists located in Port Jefferson Station, NY & Hauppauge, NY

If chronic leg pain is interfering with your life, don’t delay a diagnosis. The experienced physicians at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center offer the latest diagnostic testing on site to determine the cause of your leg pain. At their offices in Port Jefferson Station, Hauppauge, and Riverhead, New York, you can receive a prompt diagnosis and customized treatment plan to address persistent leg pain, cramping, and swelling. Learn more about treatment options by calling the office nearest you or by requesting a consultation online today.

Leg Pain Q & A

What causes leg pain?

While leg pain may be the result of muscle strains or direct injury, it can also be a sign of a more serious medical issue. The health of your legs may be at risk due to:

  • Varicose veins
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot)

For some, a chronic disease known as peripheral artery disease may be the cause of persistent leg pain. Peripheral artery disease is a condition that causes circulatory problems due to a narrowing of your arteries. The disease results in a loss of blood flow to your legs that can cause intense pain, cramping, and swelling.

What is deep vein thrombosis?

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that causes pain and swelling in your legs due to a blood clot. This condition can become life-threatening if a piece of the clot breaks off and causes an obstruction in your blood vessels.

If you experience swelling and leg pain, it’s important to get a diagnosis right away to prevent serious complications. When diagnosed early, DVT is treatable.

How is leg pain diagnosed?

The doctors at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center offer comprehensive leg pain evaluations. They review your symptoms and medical history to determine a possible cause for your pain.

On-site diagnostic testing, including vascular ultrasounds and circulatory testing, are available to quickly identify serious issues, like DVT and peripheral artery disease.

Once your Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center physician determines the cause of your pain, they create a custom treatment plan to reduce medical complications and improve the health of your legs.

What treatments are available for leg pain?

The providers at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center offers several treatments for chronic leg pain depending on your diagnosis.

If pain occurs due to enlarged and twisted varicose veins, your doctor may recommend the use of compression stockings that improve your blood circulation. You may also need sclerotherapy, a minimally invasive procedure in which a special solution is injected to permanently close the vein. Your body absorbs the old vein tissue and re-routes blood flow to nearby healthy veins.

If you have a DVT, your provider may recommend lifestyle changes to prevent prolonged sitting and the use of compression stockings to increase blood flow. You may also need to take blood thinning or clot-busting medications to prevent life-threatening complications.

Don’t delay seeking a diagnosis for leg pain. Call the Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center office nearest you or request a consultation online today.