For some, varicose veins are nothing more than a cosmetic concern on one or both legs. For others, varicose veins can result in health problems and discomfort from the interruptions in circulation. One of the most common uncomfortable symptoms associated with varicose veins is leg cramping. At Vein and Body Specialists, our team of board-certified radiologists can help people suffering from symptoms caused by venous conditions. If you live in Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont or Norwalk, Ohio you can come in for a consultation today for leg cramping relief.
What Is Leg Cramping?
For people with vein disease, leg cramping can become a regular, unfortunate part of everyday life. In fact, leg cramping is probably the number one complaint we hear from patients with varicose veins. Leg cramping refers to the sudden onset of pain which makes the range of motion in the legs feel limited.
Why Does Leg Cramping Happen?
Leg cramping occurs most typically after inactivity, such as sitting, standing or lying in place for a prolonged period. When you have vein disease and do not move for a while, you can experience a buildup of fluid in the legs, which results in the cramping sensation through muscle contraction. This is most common when sleeping and the sensation can wake you up in the middle of the night, causing a lack of restful sleep night after night.
How Is Leg Cramping Treated?
At Vein and Body Specialists, we treat leg cramping by considering the most common underlying problem, vein disease. For many, this involves treating varicose veins through one or more effective methods. At your consultation, we will learn about your symptoms, pinpoint underlying conditions and devise a personalized treatment plan accordingly. We offer a range of effective vein treatments to ensure accurate and effective solutions for patients.
Do leg cramps wake you from your sleep? Do you experience leg cramps at work or while relaxing? It may be a symptom of a vein disease that is easily treatable. The board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists can diagnose and treat you to prevent leg cramps from disrupting your life any longer. Residents in the areas of Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio, contact us today to schedule a consultation.