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Missed diagnosis: Venous Insufficiency

Many people are out there who suffer with unnecessary leg pain.  Often this is because their physician or nurse practitioner did not consider venous insufficiency – the backward flow of blood through leg veins – as the possible source of a patient’s leg pain.  And when these signs of venous insufficiency – feelings of achiness, heaviness, tiredness, restlessness, or a dull pain or swelling in the legs – are misread for another condition, temporary or band aide treatments are often prescribed.  These treatments usually deal with what is seen superficially.  This is bad news for the venous insufficiency sufferers because over time, this condition may advance to a point where pain becomes much more evident and manifest itself in the form of skin ulcers, skin discoloration, edema or another debilitating conditions.

There is good news.  If you are one of those who have leg pain or any type of discomfort in your legs, a simple vein consultation and an ultrasound evaluation with a vein specialist can determine if venous insufficiency is present.  At least 97% of people who are properly diagnosed and who obtain state-of-the-art image-guided treatment do experience immediate relief of their symptoms.

There is more good news.  Venous insufficiency is considered a medical condition.  Minimally invasive vein treatments, such as radiofrequency ( Venefit) Laser ( Cooltouch) and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy treatments are covered by most insurance carriers and Medicare.   These highly effective vein treatments for venous insufficiency, close the insufficient  vein – and stops the pain – at any stage of the disease, with little or no down time.

Best news of all, you can end your vein pain.  Call our team for a consultation with a specialist.  651-765-8346.

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