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Is Leg Pain Keeping You Off the Golf Course?

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Ryan Rivard

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You know the feeling; the aching, burning, heavy feeling that makes standing and walking painful. You’re not sure when it started, but you know that it keeps getting worse. You’re to the point that you have to think twice about spending a day on the golf course – the place you go to relax and unwind.

Venous hypertension, better known as varicose veins, is one of the most common causes of this type of pain. It happens when the veins, that fight gravity to carry blood back to the heart, become overwhelmed and fail. As the pressure builds up, the blood causes veins to bulge and form pools of blood in the legs, ankles, and feet, popping up at the surface of the skin. If you can see blue and purple veins in a meandering pattern at the surface of your skin, this is likely the cause of your leg pain.

How did this happen? For most people, varicose veins are inherited. Other factors that contribute include obesity, increased blood volume due to pregnancy, hormonal changes, and the aging process. The pain and discomfort of varicose veins will not improve without treatment. In fact, letting it go may lead to serious health issues such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms.

The good news is that varicose veins can be treated quickly and painlessly in the doctor’s office with little to no downtime. The evolution of venous and lymphatic medicine, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease, has made it possible for trained vein specialists to use ultrasonography and laser technology to block off these failed veins, and force the body to redirect the blood flow, which permanently eliminates the pain and appearance of varicose veins. And, because this condition originates from vein disease, treatment is typically covered by health insurance.

Don’t let the pain of varicose veins make you think twice before enjoying a game of golf. The board-certified venous and lymphatic physicians at Illinois Vein Specialists focus exclusively on providing the most effective varicose vein treatments available. Our physicians have performed more than 10,000 procedures that have helped people of all ages eliminate the pain and discomfort caused by varicose veins.

We help patients throughout the Chicago area: Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. Get back to enjoying your time on the greens. Set up a consultation with Illinois Vein Specialists today and say goodbye to the pain of varicose veins.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY. FIND A BOARD CERTIFIED VENOUS AND LYMPHATIC DOCTOR.

At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us.  That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. 

We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT DOWNLOAD OUR FREE PATIENT GUIDE! 

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