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Leg Pain

Leg Pain services offered in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Leg pain could be the sign of venous insufficiency or varicose veins. At LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the highly trained urgent care team offers venous doppler ultrasound to pinpoint the root cause of leg pain, treat it, and prevent bothersome symptoms and complications. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

What is leg pain?

Leg pain, or discomfort, is a common problem that may appear for a variety of reasons, some of which can cause severe complications when left untreated. 

Leg pain might appear as:

  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Tingling
  • Tenderness
  • Dull aching
  • Cramping
  • Extreme pain
  • Shooting discomfort

The pain may come and go, remain constant, or worsen over time. See the LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care team at the first sign of severe or ongoing leg discomfort. 

What are the common causes of leg pain?

Some of the reasons you may develop leg pain include:

  • Nerve damage
  • Varicose veins
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Sitting too much (working from home)
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Tendon, ligament, or muscle injuries
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Blood clots
  • Diabetic foot issues

Venous insufficiency is a type of venous disease that occurs when leg veins get damaged and don’t properly manage blood flow. When left untreated, it can cause varicose veins, ulcers, and other complications.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of leg pain?

To find out what’s causing leg pain and treat it properly, your LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care provider checks your blood pressure and other vital signs. They also weigh you and assess your body mass index (BMI).

Your provider discusses your medical history, medications, and symptoms. They complete a physical exam to evaluate your legs and look for signs of injuries and diseases. You might need a venous doppler ultrasound to develop an in-depth view of your blood vessels and blood flow. This diagnostic test helps detect problems within the veins in your legs.

How is leg pain treated?

Your personalized treatment plan for leg pain depends on its cause and severity. The LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care team may recommend making lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, getting more exercise, or avoiding sitting for long periods of time.

You might take medications, undergo minor procedures, wear compression stockings, receive injections, wear a brace or cast, or undergo physical therapy.

Your LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care provider follows up with you to ensure your leg pain subsides. 

Call the LexaMD Urgent and Primary Care office any time you develop leg pain or schedule an appointment online today.