Leg pain can be caused by many causes, of which most can be classified as neurological, musculoskeletal, or vascular. Although you should work with your healthcare provider to identify the cause of any consistent pain you may feel, be aware that vascular issues can become serious or life-threatening if left untreated. Let’s take a closer look at one vascular condition that can cause leg pain:
The answer is yes and no. Yes, people who have both diabetes and varicose veins have a greater risk of developing certain conditions and facing complications than people who do not. And no, diabetes does not cause varicose veins, nor do varicose veins cause diabetes. They are completely different conditions that impact many of the same body systems. Let’s look at how they overlap, and what it means to those who affected by both conditions.
Do many older people have varicose veins? Are varicose veins a normal consequence of growing old? Contrary to popular belief, no they are not. The only true cause of varicose veins is damaged or weakened valves in the veins. There are, however, many risk factors that contribute to the development of varicose veins. Let’s look at a few of them:
A lot of the myths associated with vein disease are rooted in the antiquated practice of vein stripping. Vein stripping was the primary way to treat varicose veins before new technologies developed that proved to be safer and more effective at treating varicose veins. Read on to find out more about vein stripping and new technologies:
- If your ultrasound was done in the sitting position or lying down. This could create false positives within your veins. All venous ultrasounds should be done in the standing position to ensure proper results.