The Cause of Chronic Leg Pain Could Be Vein Related

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Chronic leg pain west florida veinOngoing leg pain that hasn’t been diagnosed yet?

The answer to this may be different person to person depending on medical history, genetics, and lifestyle.

Leg pain can be caused by issues affecting the bones, muscles, tendons, and joints and if you are experiencing leg pain that is ongoing and doesn’t stem from an injury or strenuous exercise, it may stem from a venous condition.


Venous-related leg pain can come from:

  • Varicose veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Blood clots
  • Claudication

Risk Factors

Some of the leg pain causes are simply out of your control while others may originate from activities or habits in your daily life.

Out of your control factors may include:

  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Age – over 50
  • Cancer

Risk factors you can control:

  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise/movement
  • Smoking
  • Varicose veins


Experiencing Spasms? It Could Be Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome, also known as RLS, is the experience of involuntary spasms of leg muscles due to a nervous system disorder. Though mostly experienced at night, as RLS progresses, it can interfere with everyday activities such as sitting and even driving.


According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 7% to 10% of the population experiences RLS. A signature symptom of RLS is itchiness or pain similar to a pin prick in the leg which causes a twitch.


Working with a medical professional, many people find a change of diet and other lifestyle modifications make a difference in minimizing the effects of RLS. Keep in mind, getting treatment for underlying health issues, such as diabetes, varicose veins, anemia, and kidney disease, has also been shown to relieve RLS.  Talk to a Vein Specialist if other causes have been ruled out.  Vein specialists can help treat your vein issues and get your legs feeling better.
Varicose veins are often thought of as cosmetic. The truth is that they are a real medical issue. Its important if your legs feel exhausted, achy, swollen, and or painful on a regular basis to talk with a Vein Specialist.
At The West Florida Vein Center of Safety Harbor / Tampa, Florida Dr. Mark Zuzga, D.O. has been taking care of patients for years with miraculous outcomes. There is no reason to live in pain. Call us for an appointment today 727-712-3233.

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