Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Damaged leg veins that do not allow blood to flow back to the heart is called Chronic Venous Insufficiency. When the valves in the veins do not work properly, blood flows backward and collects in the legs; causing pain, swelling, and cramps.
Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
The symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency are tight, cramping, itchy and painful legs, swelling, pain that eases with leg elevation, discolored skin, enlarged veins, leg ulcers, restless leg syndrome, and spasms. If experiencing these symptoms, you should seek the qualified physicians at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, PA for a diagnosis.
Diagnosing Chronis Venous Insufficiency
Diagnosing Chronic Venous Insufficiency is comfortably done in the office at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, PA with use of a Duplex Ultrasound. The procedure only takes an hour and checks the speed and direction of blood flow, as well as the structure of the veins in the legs. Once diagnosed, physicians work with patients to develop a treatment plan based on age, health, medical history, the seriousness of the condition and current symptoms.
The experienced physicians at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, PA offer various treatment options.
- A Venogram uses x-rays to locate compressed veins.
- Endovenous Laser Therapy improves blood flow by closing damaged veins with a targeted laser.
- Sclerotherapy injects a sclerosing chemical into veins to prevent blood flow and redirects it to other healthy veins.
Sufferers of Chronic Venous Insufficiency find relief with diagnosis and treatment at the Carolina Heart and Leg Center, PA.
Carolina Heart And Leg Center, P.A. is designed to provide comprehensive diagnostics and treatments for all types of superficial vein disorders in the safety and convenience of a modern medical suite.
We offer state-of-the-art varicose vein treatment systems and vascular lasers to provide individualized treatments for conditions ranging from complicated cases of chronic venous insufficiency to simple reflux. Contact us today at (910) 491-1760 and get the help you need to live pain-free.