There are two main types of vein systems: superficial veins and deep veins. Superficial veins lie just below the surface of your skin, above the muscle where as deep veins, as you might expect, are found below the muscle. These two vein systems play a central role in the circulatory system; by delivering blood throughout the body. However, damaged valves in your veins can cause blood to flow the wrong direction, back down your veins and away from your heart (called reflux). Eventually, pressure builds up in the damaged veins and causes blood to pool. This pooling of blood creates a host of problems, ranging from leg pain in Gurnee patients to the formation of varicose veins and spider veins in Gurnee residents.
Often if a disruption in blood flow happens within a superficial vein, the vein can become inflamed. This inflammation can lead to a condition known as superficial thrombophebitis, where a blood clot forms in the irritated vein. Superficial thrombophebitis is most commonly seen in the saphenous vein, a vein running along the inner leg from hip to foot. Patients with pre-existing varicose or
in Gurnee are more prone to developing this condition.
You may be suffering from superficial thrombophebitis if you are experiencing leg pain in Gurnee or any of the following symptoms:
- a swollen calf or thigh
- pain or tenderness
- an enlarged vein
- warmness in the skin (caused by inflammation)
- a change in the color of your skin
If you are experiencing any number of these symptoms it is important to visit a vein doctor in Gurnee to have your symptoms properly diagnosed and treated. If left untreated, superficial thrombophebitis can lead to the development of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially deadly medical condition.
At Advanced Vein & Laser Centre, our venous experts have years of experience treating community members with leg pain in Gurnee, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire and the surrounding communities. Our minimally invasive procedures will have you back on your feet, feeling great and allowing you to live your life without leg pain in Gurnee and the greater area. Call Advanced Vein & Laser Centre at (847) 367-4040 or
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to schedule an appointment and treat your leg pain in Gurnee and the greater area today.