Healing Hearts Clinic
Cardiologists located in Conroe, The Woodlands & Huntsville, TX
You may not associate leg pain with a problem with your heart, but there can be a very real correlation. If you live in Conroe, The Woodlands, and Huntsville, Texas, and have pain in your legs, the expert cardiovascular team at Healing Hearts Clinic can do an evaluation to ensure you’re not suffering from peripheral artery disease, which indicates narrowing of your arteries. Call the office or book an appointment online to have your leg pain reviewed today.
Leg Pain Q & A
When should I be concerned about leg pain?
Leg pain that you feel when walking is of concern and may be a sign of peripheral artery disease. The pain often appears in your calf but can appear in your hips and thighs, too.
Watch for symptoms such as:
- Muscle pain or cramping in your legs triggered by activity but that subsides when you rest
- Numbness or weakness
- Sores on your toes, feet, or legs that are slow to heal
- Coloration changes or shiny skin
- Weak pulse or no pulse in your legs or feet
- Loss of hair, or slow growth, on your legs
These symptoms can range from mild to severe and debilitating.
Who is at risk of peripheral artery disease?
You may be concerned that your leg pain is a sign of peripheral artery disease if you have other risk factors. These include:
- Being older than 50
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Overweight or obese
Do not ignore leg pain. Contact Healing Hearts Clinic for evaluation if you have leg pain along with these risk factors. If you have peripheral artery disease, it could mean you’re at risk of a heart attack or stroke.
How is peripheral artery disease treated?
The doctors at Healing Hearts Clinic manage peripheral artery disease by advising lifestyle changes and helping you manage symptoms. In addition, they may offer medications, including cholesterol-lowering drugs and hypertension medications, to ease your condition.
In some cases, you may be a candidate for an angioplasty or bypass surgery to free up clogged arteries.
What other issues cause leg pain?
Apart from injury to soft tissue or bone and peripheral artery disease, venous insufficiency can also cause leg pain. You may notice ropey, puffy veins or discolored webs of veins that indicate venous disease of the legs. At Healing Hearts Clinic, the expert team of cardiologists can evaluate your varicose or spider veins and offer treatment to help relieve discomfort, heaviness, and ulcers that may occur as a result.
To have your leg pain evaluated, call Healing Hearts Clinic today or book an appointment using the online tool.
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