If you have pain in your leg, it can be a painful condition that reduces your mobility. You may be wondering what is the cause of the leg pain. If the leg pain occurs while you are walking, it may be used with your bones, muscles or joints. However, if your leg pain is consistent, then you may have had a blood clot in your veins. This is known as Deep Vein Thrombosis. This condition can cause consistent deep leg pain and swelling even when you are just sitting down. The good news is that Metro Vascular Centers helped treat thousands of people with this condition.
What Exactly is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Deep Vein Thrombosis also is known as DVT, is caused by blood clots in your veins. Some of the symptoms of DVT include pain in your leg, red or discolored skin in the leg and a warm feeling in the leg. DVT can be caused by a number of factors including inheriting a blood clot disorder, injury, surgery, pregnancy, smoking, birth control pills, obesity, cancer or heart failure. Also being over the age of 60 is linked to higher incidents of DVT.
What Can Happen If DVT Is Not Treated?
Not only does DVT cause pain, but this condition can also lead to a number of other serious medical conditions. That can include a Pulmonary embolism. This condition occurs when the blood clot in your leg travels to your lung. This can be a life-threating condition. Symptoms of a Pulmonary embolism include shortness of breath, chest pain, rapid pulse and coughing up blood. Another complication that can arise from DVT includes Postphlebitic syndrome. This condition is caused by persistent blood clots in your leg veins and can lead to persistent swelling, skin sores, and skin discoloration.
What Are the Treatment Options For DVT
Metro Vascular Centers has treated a number of people with DVT. Before treatment, Metro Vascular Centers conduct a number of diagnostic test on the leg. That can include ultrasound, blood test, venography, CT scans, and MRI scans. Once DVT has been detected, they may prescribe any number of treatments including blood thinners, clot busters, filters or compression stockings. Every year, over 200,000 people suffer from DVT. Early detection and treatment can avert more serious medical conditions and lead to a better quality of life.
You don’t have to live the rest of your life with pain in your leg. If you are experiencing any persistent discomfort in your legs, contact Metro Vascular Centers for a diagnostic check for DVT. Treatment is easy and can help you enjoy life on your feet again.