Leg Pain and Swelling Treatment Specialist in New York, NY

Leg Pain and Swelling Treatment Specialist in New York, NY

Leg pain and swelling treatment is available at Elite Veins NY to help you if you have any concerns with leg pain or unexplained swelling that may have occurred sporadically or  from an injury. For more information, call us or book an online appointment. We serve patients from New York, NY and surrounding areas.

Leg Pain and Swelling Treatment Specialist Near Me in New York, NY
Leg Pain and Swelling Treatment Specialist Near Me in New York, NY

Table Of Contents:

What causes pain and swelling in the legs?
What can you do for leg pain and swelling?
When should you go to the hospital for swollen feet and legs?
How do you know if swelling is serious?

What causes pain and swelling in the legs?


Leg swelling and pain are often caused by retention of fluid in the legs and tissues which is often referred to medically as peripheral edema. It is often caused within the venous circulation system, the kidneys, and the lymphatic system.
 
Leg swelling and pain is not always a sign of heart or circulation issues, it can be due to fluid buildup simply from a few different reasons including being inactive, overweight/obese, sitting or standing for long periods of time, or wearing tight socks, stockings or jeans.
 
A few different causes that are related to fluid buildup and pain include:
 
Acute Kidney Failure
Cardiomyopathy
Chemotherapy
Chronic Kidney Disease
Cirrhosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Heart Failure
Hormone Therapy
Lymphedema
Nephrotic Syndrome
Overweight/Obesity
Pain Relievers
Pericarditis
Pregnancy
Prescription Medications
Pulmonary Hypertension
Sitting or standing for long periods of time
Thrombophlebitis
Venous Insufficiency

What can you do for leg pain and swelling?


There are a few home remedies that you can do to help ease any swelling before booking an appointment with our clinic for further treatment:
 
Cut back on salty food intake
Wear compression socks/stockings
Exercise each day per recommended activities levels
During long car rides, switch positions of how you are sitting, and stop for breaks to move your legs
During a flight, get up from your seat and move around as much as possible
Raise your legs above your heart a few times per day for 30 mins
 
If you begin to notice these serious symptoms of leg swelling, immediately contact our clinic to book an appointment, as it could be deadly, the symptoms include shortness of breath, leg pain, extreme exhaustion, coughing up blood, chest pain, chest pressure, dizzy, fainting, confusion, and leg swelling.
 
Our specialists at Elite Veins in New York, are available for patients who are dealing with leg pain and swelling. We have treatment options available to help with symptoms associated with leg pain and swelling. 

When should you go to the hospital for swollen feet and legs?


While minor swelling and pain in the legs is normally not a cause for concern, it is when there is excessive swelling and pain, or long-lasting swelling and pain that can be worrisome of a medical condition.
 
Swelling can occur from a variety of different things, usually after an injury. This is the main time that the body will then send more fluid to the affected area, this is done to help it heal. As the injury begins to heal, the excess fluid will drain away and the swelling will begin to go down.
 
There are some cases where the body is not able to circulate the building fluid, particularly within the areas that are furthest from the heart. This type of swelling is noted as peripheral edema, and it will signal more issues, some of which will include:
 
Blood clots which can travel to areas like the brain, lungs, or heart
Heart disease
Heart failure
Infection
Kidney damage
Kidney disease
Liver disease
Lymphedema
Severe-allergic reaction
Venous disease
 
Not all swelling should be a cause for concern, however, swelling that is excessive, unexplained, and even long-lasting which is when concern begins to rise. Knowing the difference between what needs immediate medical attention, and what can be dealt with at home is what matters.

How do you know if swelling is serious?


If you notice sudden, and unexplained swelling occurring in just one limb, or if it occurs along with symptoms of chest pain, coughing up blood, issues breathing, fever, or skin that looks red and is quite warm to the touch, seek immediate emergency care. These symptoms can be very dangerous and cause serious injury or even death.
 
If the swelling does not go away on its own, it is highly recommended to book an appointment with our clinic Elite Veins NY. Our leg pain and swelling specialists are available for these kinds of issues. If you are noticing these kinds of symptoms, book an appointment with us. We serve patients from New York NY, Brooklyn NY, Manhattan NY, Bronx NY, Hoboken NJ, West New York NJ and surrounding areas.