Leg swelling, also known as peripheral edema, can cause discomfort. You can trust the expertise of Behzad Taghizadeh, MD, FACC for accurate diagnosis and treatment if you have concerns about swelling in your legs. To schedule an evaluation for leg swelling at the La Mesa or San Diego, California, location, call San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center or book an appointment online.
Leg Swelling Q & A
What is leg swelling?
Conditions that cause leg swelling include:
- Kidney or liver disease
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Heart failure
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Blood clots in the legs
- Venous insufficiency
Musculoskeletal injuries and conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can lead to excessive inflammation in the legs, resulting in leg swelling.
Does leg swelling have other symptoms?
- Heaviness or stiffness
- Bruising or discoloration
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty wearing shoes or socks
You might notice that your skin around the swollen area feels tight, or warm to the touch. You may also see that when you press on your skin for a few seconds, it leaves an impression of your finger that doesn’t subside quickly.
What’s the process for determining the cause of my leg swelling?
Which treatments can address leg swelling?
To address leg swelling, Dr. Taghizadeh may recommend:
- Compression garments
- Prescription medications
- Laser vein treatments
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Clrivein and Varithena
Sometimes, the best way to resolve leg swelling is to surgically remove the vein itself. Dr. Taghizadeh has expertise in microphlebectomy, a minimally invasive, outpatient removal procedure, as well as traditional surgery options.
If you suffer from unsightly or painful leg swelling, don’t hesitate to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Taghizadeh. Call San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center today or make an appointment online.